Chap. 244, Laws 1902.
Every person planting, protecting and cultivating elm, maple, tulip, ash, basswood, oak, black walnut, hickory, apple, pear, or cherry trees not more than sixty feet apart along any highway, to be paid ten cents for each tree, but not tor more than five years.
Each town may select a tree warden who may appoint deputies who are to be paid as the town may prescribe. He is to have control of all public shade trees in town except in parks under Commissioners. He may make rules for the care and preservation of such trees, to be enforced by fines not to exceed twenty dollars in each case. Such rules when approved by the town officials and posted have the force of town by-laws.
Towns may appropriate sums not exceeding fifty cents for each ratable poll, to be expended by the tree warden in planting trees in the public ways, no trees to be planted without the consent of the adjoining owner. All transplanted trees and all other trees over six inches in circumference to be deemed public shade trees.
Provision is made for the removal of shade trees, with the consent of the tree warden, and for the destruction of insect pests. Persons injuring shade trees by cutting, painting, advertising on, etc., without the consent of the tree warden, shall be fined not exceeding fifty dollars. Every person willfully injuring a shade tree in a public place shall be fined not to exceed one hundred dollars.
Common American Chestnut
White Ash. Studies In Tree Habit.
White Maple. Studies In Tree Habit.