In August of 2016 the City of Salem completed a pilot program for a City-wide public tree inventory. Working with New England Civil Engineering, the City cataloged the size, species, condition, and additional details of 350 trees along parts of Bridge Street, Lafayette Street, Boston Street, and North Street.
This work was a pilot program that the City hopes to expand City-wide to all neighborhoods and streets, if it receives an Urban and Community Forestry Challenge Grant from the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation this fiscal year.
“The data we collect from this inventory can help set the foundation for what we hope will be an on-going tree management and maintenance plan,” said Mayor Kim Driscoll. “Once we have assessed our existing conditions and inventory, we can better plan for managing our public trees in a thoughtful and strategic manner. We are excited to get this important effort underway.”
Salem City Tree Inventory Data