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  • PART I ADMINISTRATION OF THE GOVERNMENT
  • TITLE XIX AGRICULTURE AND CONSERVATION
  • CHAPTER 132A STATE RECREATION AREAS OUTSIDE OF THE METROPOLITAN PARKS DISTRICT
  • Section 1F Duties of bureau of forestry

Section 1F. The bureau of forestry shall, under the supervision of the director, with the approval of the commissioner perform such duties as respects forest management practices, reforestation, development of forest or wooded areas under the control of the department, making them in perpetuity income producing and improving such wooded areas. It shall be responsible for such other duties as are now vested in the division of forestry by the general laws or any special laws and shall be responsible for shade tree management, arboricultural service and insect suppression of public nuisances as defined in section eleven of chapter one hundred and thirty-two, subject to the approval of the director and, notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, the bureau may require all tree spraying or other treatment performed by other departments, agencies or political subdivisions to be carried out under its direction. The bureau may promulgate rules and regulations to carry out its duties and powers. It shall assume the responsibilities of section one A of chapter one hundred and thirty-two and shall be responsible for such other duties as are not otherwise vested in the division of forestry; provided, however, that all personnel of the forest, fire, shade tree and pest control units in their respective collective bargaining units at the time of this consolidation to the bureau of forestry shall remain in their respective collective bargaining units.