ContacT information:

Lincoln Department of Public Works (DPW): 978-259-8999
Right-of-way and Town road maintenance questions
Roadside tree questions & care

Plant identification and questions:

     Lincoln Conservation Commission: or 978-259-2612

     Lincoln Land Conservation Trust:

     New England Wildflower Society:

     Native plants:
     New England Wildflower Society:

Fences, signs, lighting regulations: Lincoln Planning Board: 978-259- 2610

Utility lines and poles: NSTAR 800-592-2000

Lincoln Garden Club:

For suggestions or questions about this website or the Report on Lincoln's Roadsides, please contact the Lincoln Garden Club.

For More Information:

Relevant Regulations :

Lincoln Scenic Road Bylaw: Lincoln General Laws Article XVII

Mass. Public Shade Tree Act: General Laws Chapter 87

Lincoln Fence Bylaw: Lincoln Zoning Bylaw Section 18.5

Lincoln Historic District Bylaw: Lincoln General Laws 1982

Lincoln Dark Sky Guidelines: contact Planning Board

Lincoln Conservation Department's website for invasive plant identification, remove, disposal and prevention

For articles, books and websites on Stone Walls, click here


The goal of the Lincoln Garden Club Roadsides Project is to raise awareness of the need to protect and maintain the rural and historic character of Lincoln’s roadsides. The Lincoln Roadsides Report is intended to provide guidance to both private property owners and Town officials and staff as part of the broader effort to maintain the rural character of Lincoln.

This website as well as its parent report and accompanying brochure were the product of several years of research among Garden Club members, many residents, town staff and officials in Lincoln. The Garden Club is particularly grateful to the Codman Trust for their grant that supported the report, the brochure and the website. The Garden Club thanks everyone for their contribution to the effort.

The special character of Lincoln’s rural roadsides is described in two Town reports:

1. Lincoln Roadside Study, 1980 -- prepared by the Lincoln Roadside Committee, chaired by Lincoln resident and landscape architect Ronald Wood, working with The Regional Land Program, Inc. Director Michael Everett. This report was the result of research and mapping of Lincoln’s roads, and provides both an overview of the Town’s visual character and a way to categorize Lincoln’s roads. The report suggests that the two main images of the Town are its woods and its agricultural land with related buildings, which together create the rural character that we experience as we pass along Lincoln’s roads.

2. Lincoln Reconnaissance Report, 2006 -- describing Lincoln's scenic roads and historic stone walls and includes a heritage landscape inventory for Lincoln.

Map of Old Roads of Lincoln 1636-1900, prepared by members of the Lincoln Historical Commission.

Invasive Identification and Removal by Anna Wilkins, May 2008, for the Lincoln Conservation Commission.

The Right Tree in the Right Place, Conservation Commission of the State of Missouri, Missouri Conservationist Magazine Volume 69, Issue 3, March 2008