On May 10, 2013 the large oak tree in front of 297-301 Howard Ave. was posted for removal. (Last year I had requested that it be trimmed of branches damaged when 305 was destroyed in a gas explosion.) I called the Parks Dept. number listed on the posting for info. and was told someone would call back. But they never did. So, because there is a 10-day deadline to object to a posted tree’s removal, I faxed and emailed the following:
Christy Haas, Tree Warden
New Haven Dept. of Parks Recreation & Trees 180 Park Rd. Hamden, CT 06517 fax: 203-946-6556
Concerning the oak tree at 297-301 Howard Ave. that was posted for removal on May 10, 2013, I am hereby objecting to its removal and appealing the decision to remove this tree.
In accordance with Chap. 451 Sec. 23-59 of Ct. Gen. Statutes, I request that you hold a public hearing concerning said tree—and that I be notified of the time and place of such hearing.
Christopher Schaefer [my address and contact info was included here]