The Division of Urban Forestry is responsible for the removal of all down or hanging limbs that originate from a City tree under our jurisdiction.
We do not pickup or remove parts of trees or shrubs from private property. We will only remove down trees or limbs from private trees if we deem it to be an immediate hazard to the public and it is hindering the use of a public way and it is located within the public right of way.
Please be advised that the intentional placing of tree limbs in a public right of way may constitute a violation of City Ordinance and may subject the owner to a potential fine.
If you feel that the downed limb, tree, or hanging branch is an emergency please contact our office during normal business hours Monday-Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm or the Newton Police at any time (617) 796-2100
For information regarding yard waste, including branches and limbs from private trees and shrubs please contact the Public Works Department at (617) 796-1000.