Braintree Conservation Commission 28 Sept. 2016
Attending: Tom Cooch, Sandy Stephen, Linda Morse, Paul Shriver, Joan Richmond-Hall
Meeting commenced at 7:05 pm.
Minutes of the August meeting were approved.
Knotweed mapping: The map has been expanded a bit by Tom.
Tom has proposed a resolution to authorize the CC and its agents to remove invasive species from public property along town right-of-ways. The resolution specifies that common buckthorn is not a shade tree and therefore is not the purview of the Tree Warden.
Knotweed management plan: We may want to create a summary of what’s being done now and then make a plan once we know how these measures work.
Knotweed public education: Tom will take a stab at pulling together an introduction with maps.
What’s a dangerous tree? The CC is inviting 4-5 foresters who might be able to help us understand the issues involved in determining which trees could be saved and which could not.
Earthwalk planning: Paul is working on a date for early January at NEFF property.
AVCC meeting is 22 October at Lake Morey
BCC budget: We collected some thoughts regarding some check out specialty tools for invasives.
New initiatives? Riparian buffer strips and stream protection?
Next meeting: 26 October at 7 pm in the town offices