Dear Tree Supporters,
Your help is needed NOW to move HB 6123
AN ACT CONCERNING TREE REMOVAL ALONG LIMITED ACCESS HIGHWAYS out of the Connecticut General Assembly Environment Committee.
This bill requires the State Department of Transportation to develop and share its plan for any future work on major state roads such as the Merritt Parkway and I-91 with the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP). DOT must detail the proposed areas scheduled for tree removal, the timetable for the work, the amount of funds the DOT has allocated for such work, the distance the DOT intends to clear, and to have a plan for the planting of replacement species and avoid the influx of invasive species in the proposed areas. The proposed work plan also needs to be reviewed and signed by a licensed arborist.
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for Hamden Alliance for Trees
Dear Connecticut State Representatives and State Senators,
I am writing in support of HB6123, co-sponsored by State Representative Michael D’Agostino and Senator Craig Miner to protect the trees along our state highways.
This is a much-needed bill which will help Connecticut save tax dollars while maintaining a healthy and beautiful treescape along our state roads.
Trees are a critically important natural resource and must be protected and valued for all of the environmental, economic and social benefits they provide.
Please vote in favor of HB 6123 AN ACT CONCERNING TREE REMOVAL ALONG LIMITED ACCESS HIGHWAYS.
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