This report covers the work overseen by the Ashby Tree warden between January 1, 2007 and December 31, 2007.
Hazardous trees removed
Sixteen trees posing potential hazards to motor vehicle traffic and private property damage were removed from various locations around town. The trees were taken down by a private contractor properly equipped to do so and were disposed of by the highway department. This allowed tree funds to be used for taking down the trees and not for disposal.
This year’s quote for tree work was $750 per day which only allowed us to perform four days worth of work. Total cost $3000.
Note: The quote for tree work was based on one aerial bucket truck, one brush chipper and two personnel.
We needed to replace one chain saw that was damaged beyond repair at a cost of $375. The damaged saw will be kept for its useable parts.
William A Davis
NASHOBA ASSOCIATED BOARDS OF HEALTH
Nashoba Associated Boards of Health continues to serve the local Board of Health in meeting the challenges of environmental and public health needs in Ashby. In 2007 particular efforts were made to respond to continued demands in the Environmental Division while adjusting to changes in the Nursing Division created by national trends in health care. In addition to the day-to-day public health work, Nashoba provides Ashby with the following services.
Maintaining Nashoba’s internet web site to provide information for the