Committees: Shade Tree Committee
The mission of the Shade Tree Committee is to restore the traditional character of Hingham's public streetscapes through thoughtful and appropriate landscape design.
The Selectmen appointed the committee on November 16, 2010.
2012 Annual Report
Early in the year, the Shade Tree Committee (STC) participated in choosing a round of new shade trees town-wide, and worked with the Veteran's Agent to design the Memorial Day flowers planted at our Veteran's monuments. Otherwise, the Shade Tree Committee's progress this year has been slower than we hoped, but here's what we're planning.
The Glad Tidings Plain shade tree canopy restoration, for example, will hopefully proceed and additional shade tree plantings will be planned, particularly along Main Street. In addition, superfluous overgrown shrubs will be removed and replaced with lower maintenance plant materials in a number of locations. STC is also meeting now with the Harbor Development Committee on the Harbor's landscape design, which is gathering momentum.
Citizens are encouraged to contact the Shade Tree Committee at any time with their suggestions for shade tree plantings or landscape ideas for their neighborhoods.
Shirley Rydell, Chair
Jay Ippolito, Vice Chair
Carol Pyles, Secretary
Barbara Kardok, Member