Darien Tree Warden's Final Decision- Little Brook and Raymond

Final Decision of the Tree Warden

Proposed Tree Removals Requested by Eversource in the publicly-owned Right of Way (ROW) adjacent to Little Brook Road and Raymond Street. 

As Required by Chapter 451, Section 23-59 of the Connecticut General Statutes, on Tuesday September 21st, 2021 a public hearing was held concerning the proposed removal of the posted trees in the public ROW adjacent to Little Brook Road and Raymond Street.

Provided below is a list of trees that are approved by the Tree Warden for removal by Eversource due to their condition described as “diseased, defective or dead and provide little or no environmental benefit”.  The remaining posted trees not listed below have been denied for removal.  All tree postings have been numbered on the road surface for easy identification.

Tree ID#                              Nearest Address                                              Tree ID#                              Nearest Address

#2                          #31 Little Brook Rd                                          #33                       #1 Little Brook Rd North

#11                       #27 Little Brook Rd                                          #34                       #1 Little Brook Rd North

#13                       #27 Little Brook Rd                                          #41                       #19 Little Brook Rd

#15                       #27 Little Brook Rd                                          #47                       #19 Little Brook Rd

#16A                     #27 Little Brook Rd                                          #50                       #9 Little Brook Rd

#26                       #4 Little Brook Rd North                                 “B”                        #9 Little Brook Rd

#27                       #4 Little Brook Rd North                                 “L”                         #5 Little Brook Rd

#29                       #4 Little Brook Rd North                                 “R1”                      #80 Raymond St (west side)

#30                       #4 Little Brook Rd North                                 “R2”                      #80 Raymond St (east Side)

#31                       #1 Little Brook Rd North                                 “R3”                      #80 Raymond St (east Side)

#32                       #1 Little Brook Rd North

This unmaintained area of ROW consists of trees, saplings, shrubs, briars, vines and weeds. Collectively this vegetative natural growth provides a visual screening of transmission wires, railroad corridor and some sound reduction benefits for the neighboring properties.  Proper remediation and reclamation of the ROW after the trees have been removed should be expected and will require extensive excavation to facilitate replanting.  Proper selection of trees and shrubs with mature height of 25’ or less can be planted to provide visual screening and noise reduction. Some of the existing topography will require creative planting schemes. Properly done, the ROW can be replanted with plants compatible to existing conditions to provide the desired visual effects and sound reduction as well as a proper separation from the utility infrastructure.

This is the final decision of the tree warden of the Town of Darien. Let it be known that any party aggrieved by this decision may appeal to the Superior Court within 10 days.