Middleboro: NSTAR offers tree concessions

Middleboro Selectman Leilani Dalpe has negotiated a fix with NSTAR to mitigate some of the clear-cutting it’s done in easements along transmission lines from Carver to Bridgewater.

Dalpe said NSTAR offered to plant trees in landowners backyards to offset the loss of the trees that were cut down along the transmission line.

NSTAR has already reached out to most homeowners who qualify for the plantings, said spokesman Michael Durand. He said NSTAR will replant in backyards that have been landscaped and are exposed to the transmission line’s right of way. He says the easement will remain clear cut, and new trees will be planted in the landowner’s backyard.

Dalpe said landowners can contact her through the selectmen’s office at 508-947-2405 to arrange a meeting with NSTAR.

 


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Alice Elwell is a freelance reporter who lives on the South Shore. She joined the WATD team to widen our coverage to include Middleboro. She can be reached at acelwell2@gmail.com.