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By adamg - 1/17/20 - 9:55 am

New England Folklore recounts the story of the two elms that flank the Robert Gould Shaw memorial at Beacon and Park streets - planted by John Hancock himself before the Revolution. Turns out the memorial sits on a vault designed to protect the roots of the trees.

By adamg - 1/10/20 - 9:07 am
Truck takes out tree in the North End

Jay surveyed the damage outside Cantina Italiana on Hanover Street this morning.

By adamg - 12/24/19 - 10:48 am
Tree limb just hanging in air

A concerned citizen files a 311 report about the situation on Aldworth Street in Jamaica Plain: Read more.

By adamg - 12/14/19 - 6:22 pm
Trees in the fog at Fresh Pond

Steve Owens wandered along the banks of Fresh Pond in Cambridge late this afternoon.

By adamg - 12/2/19 - 9:00 am
Tree down in Seven Hills Park in Somerville

Roving UHub photographer Jim Kang is beginning to wonder if the trees in Seven Hills Park in Davis Square are particularly fragile.

By adamg - 10/21/19 - 8:23 pm
Ginkos

A disgusted citizen files a 311 complaint about the stench at Ryan Playground in Dorchester:

These ginkgo trees drop these every fall and they make the whole playground smell like vomit. If you step on them your shoes stink really badly. Can these be picked up and perhaps the trees be replaced?

By adamg - 10/21/19 - 12:20 pm
Measuring the mighty sycamore tree on Poplar Street in Roslindale

Taking the measure of the tree.

Residents who have long counted a giant sycamore tree on Poplar Street - at the corner with Sycamore Street - are trying to work with the owner of the two-family house there to save the tree if he follows through on his plans to replace the house with a triple decker. Read more.

By adamg - 10/17/19 - 10:10 am
Tree on car on Symphony Road

As you might expect, Boston 311 is getting lots of reports about downed trees, including this one on a car on Symphony Road in the Fenway.

By adamg - 9/7/19 - 11:49 am

NECN reports a person in a car on Wellington Street was injured after a tree fell on the car around 5 a.m.

By adamg - 8/28/19 - 9:05 pm

Matt E. had a close-up view of the tree that came down in the storm tonight on Sheridan Street in Jamaica Plain.

By adamg - 8/1/19 - 2:11 pm
Fallen tree in South Boston

Roving UHub photographer Marilyn M. reports: Read more.

By adamg - 7/31/19 - 5:12 pm
Tree down in Dorchester

A roving UHub photographer came across this scene during the afternoon weather at Park and Bourneside by Town Field in Fields Corner (and yes, for all you cranky commenters, he was fully stopped, at a red light).

By adamg - 7/25/19 - 2:33 pm

One of the miniature trees in the Arboretum's bonsai collection is 167 years old. And the Arboretum itself, of course, has a 1,000-year lease with the city of Boston. Steve Schneider, who oversees the 43 trees in the collection, is mindful of the long timeframes, the Harvard Gazette reports:

We’re a 1,000-year institution, so if someone says to me, 'You'll be long dead before it goes on display,' that’s OK with me.

By adamg - 7/21/19 - 12:49 pm
Tree down in Watertown

Matthew Landers was among the drivers who had to stop for a tree that came down on Belmont Street in Watertown today.

By adamg - 7/18/19 - 9:24 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports that earlier this month, somebody got down low to the ground with a saw and cut down two saplings at the Copp’s Hill Burying Ground - the latest trees to be killed in a spree that dates to 1995.

Brighton Center has had a similar problem, but the man responsible for that has never been known to leave that neighborhood.

By adamg - 6/30/19 - 12:47 pm
Broken tree on the Arborway

Susan Stange reports on the tree damage this morning on the Arborway: Read more.

By adamg - 5/31/19 - 11:25 pm

A tree on South Hungtington Avenue that suddenly realized gravity is not just a good idea, it's the law, came crashing down across the street at Back of the Hill, taking trolley power lines with it and forcing the T to end service at Brigham Circle.

By adamg - 4/4/19 - 8:49 am
Removing the tree

Removing the ground-seeking tree. Photo by MBTA.

The MBTA had to run shuttle buses between Kenmore and Reservoir after a tree fell on wires that run along the tracks this morning. At 8:43 a.m., the T reported the tree had been cleared, the wires had been fixed and regular trolley service had resumed.

By adamg - 2/26/19 - 9:17 pm

Phil Harris - "Woodman Spare That Tree" - original 78

The Harvard Crimson reports the Cambridge City Council yesterday passed a one-year moratorium on chopping down trees in Cambridge, unless they're dead or declared "dangerous."

By adamg - 2/21/19 - 5:15 pm
Spotted lanternfly

From the Penna. Dept. of Agriculture, which knows its spotted lanternfly.

The state Department of Agricultural Resources reports a dead spotted lanternfly turned up nestled in a poinsettia in a Boston home, part of a shipment of poinsettias from Pennsylvania, where the bugs have become a threat to a variety of native flora. Read more.

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