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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.

By adamg - 12/7/18 - 5:56 pm
Tree vs. car in Jamaica Plain

Mark MacGilchrist came upon this crash on Arborway Road in Jamaica Plain shortly before 4 p.m., reports BPD and BFD showed up moments later. Rebecca Connors adds:

I saw someone standing next to the car, so I am hoping there were no serious injuries. Still, I don't get how so many cars crash along this divider. So many.

By adamg - 11/30/18 - 11:02 pm

A tree plunged to the ground on the southbound side of the VFW Parkway at Spring Street, around 10:30 p.m. State Police shut the road to let a crew chop the treemains into small enough pieces to cart away.

By adamg - 11/25/18 - 10:19 pm

Keolis crews have been going down the Needham Line in recent days chopping down trees and limbs along the track that "are dead or could fall in storm and stop service," a MassDot spokesperson says.

By adamg - 11/5/18 - 3:56 pm
Fall trees at Jamaica Pond

There were some trees around Jamaica Pond today that didn't need much sun to show off their fall colors. Read more.

By adamg - 11/4/18 - 5:36 pm
Red trees on West Roxbury Parkway

There are three trees on West Roxbury Parkway on the West Roxbury side between Belgrade Avenue and Bellevue Hill that were brilliantly orange-red today.

By adamg - 11/3/18 - 4:40 pm
Car hit by tree in lower Allston

Brad Squirrels reports a totally healthy tree was snapped in two by the wind - with the falling part landing on a neighbor's car behind his house on Franklin Street in lower Allston.

By adamg - 10/27/18 - 12:06 pm
Split tree on Broadway in South Boston

Ben Walsh spotted this newly cleaved tree on Broadway between L and M this morning.

By adamg - 10/1/18 - 2:29 pm
Tree with orange leaves in the Boston Public Garden

The view across the Public Garden lagoon towards Arlington Street this afternoon.

By adamg - 9/26/18 - 1:40 pm

The City Council agreed today to look at ways to make developers take trees into consideration as they transform Boston into a denser city. Read more.

By adamg - 9/15/18 - 10:55 am
Cars destroyed by tree in Allston

Fuad shows us the aftermath of a tree falling on two cars on Commonwealth Avenue between Griggs and Allston streets, first last night just after it happened and then this morning after the remains of the tree had been hauled away.

By adamg - 8/24/18 - 12:53 pm

The Cambridge Civic Journal reports that emerald ash borers have shown up in Cambridge. The bugs munch away at ash trees, killing them within one to three years and leaving behind brittle husks with branches that can fall on people below. Read more.

By adamg - 8/6/18 - 8:48 am
Fallen tree at West and Austin streets in Hyde Park

Sometime overnight or early this morning, a tree fell at West and Austin streets, causing problems for motorists and riders of the 50 bus. Photo by Sean Flynn.

By adamg - 7/23/18 - 5:04 pm
Tree falls to sidewalk along Memorial Drive in Cambridge

Scott discovered a new impediment to pedestrians and bicyclists along Memorial Drive this afternoon.

By adamg - 7/16/18 - 1:58 pm

In a case involving two feuding Quincy neighbors, the Supreme Judicial Court ruled today it will never see a poem lovely as a tree. Read more.

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