Davey Resource Group, a city contractor, will be working throughout the downtown area and adjacent neighborhoods in South Framingham to assess and take inventory of street trees and trees on private property that are within 20 feet of the public right of way. The assessment will begin the week of Monday, August 6, 2018, with an expectation to last for approximately 3 weeks. Data collectors are expected to wear uniforms and will not be entering private property as part of this effort. The purpose of this project is to gather data on the location, health, and other attributes of the City’s trees to make a determination on any maintenance needs and possible locations to plant additional trees. In addition, documenting the benefits that street trees provide will be an important caveat of this process. The public may view the status of the inventory at https://framinghamma.treekeepersoftware.com. Davey Resource Group will assess the findings and make recommendations for future tree stewardship in a management plan to be presented to the public this fall 2018.The South Framingham Urban Forest Inventory & Management Plan project is funded by a grant from the USDA Forest Service through the Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR) Urban and Community Forestry Program. The work is being conducted in state-designated Environmental Justice neighborhoods. The project is a collaboration between the Division of Community & Economic Development and the Department of Public Works.Members of the community with questions or concerns about the project may direct them to Sam Scoppettone, City Planner, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-532-5455, or Kyle Grendell, Tree Warden, at email@example.com or 508-532-6030.