Trees

By - 10/26/17 - 10:29 pm
Ward's Pond in the fall

Ward's Pond is the small, hidden away pond across Perkins Street from Jamaica Pond on the JP/Brookline line. Read more.

By - 10/16/17 - 10:55 pm
Somerville tree stump with note

A contractor working on a state project to rebuild Beacon Street in Somerville recently removed most of the trees along one stretch without notifying the city or residents. Read more.

By - 10/9/17 - 9:05 am
Tree on car in Brighton

Kristin Foley surveyed the carnage on Cummings Road this morning.

By - 8/14/17 - 10:19 pm

Erin Larson asks:

Any insight into the odd tree in the Boston Common? I don't recall seeing it last week...

By - 7/8/17 - 11:16 pm

Gypsy moth caterpillars, which earlier this year seemed on their way to mercilessly munch their way through our tree canopies in the second year of the worst outbreak since the early 1980s, have instead been dying in huge numbers in recent weeks, UMass Amherst's Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment reports. Read more.

By - 7/7/17 - 9:47 am

WBUR reports on East Boston teens working to increase the number of trees in their neighborhood - which has large swaths of tree-less barrenness.

The Charlestown Patriot-Bridge reports on the 40th anniversary of Gardens for Charlestown, which creates public gardens in that neighborhood.

By - 3/14/17 - 3:54 pm
Tree falls in Newton

Jerry David reports this tree behind his Newton home cracked in half and fell - somehow coming down in the narrow space between two garages.

By - 3/2/17 - 11:48 am

A tree that the wind helped convince to obey the law of gravity near Brookline Hills is causing "moderate" delays on the Riverside Line, the MBTA reports.

By - 2/13/17 - 5:46 pm
Arlington tree that came down

Photo by Arlington PD.

Arlington Police report a woman out for a walk with her young son was hit in the head by a falling tree limb at Bellevue and Morton roads shortly after 3 p.m.

The woman, 29, was taken to a local hospital and is expected to survive, police say, adding her son, 3, was not injured. The tree also took down a transformer and power lines. Read more.

By - 1/13/17 - 11:22 am
Elm tree in the Back Bay with Dutch elm disease

Farewell note is at bottom of the tree.

Newton paused to read the sad goodbye from Boe the Elm Tree on Marlborough Street at Fairfield this morning. Boe is 135. Read more.

By - 12/31/16 - 7:13 pm

Around 7 p.m. at 32 Merriam St.

By - 12/18/16 - 3:27 pm

VFW Parkway is shut in both directions near where it starts/ends at Centre Street due to a large tree that has gone horizontal.

By - 11/29/16 - 12:19 am
Vandalized tree in Boston's North End

A concerned citizen files a complaint that somebody is going around the North End vandalizing trees, such as this one on Fulton Street, which looks like it's had its bark peeled off.

Brighton Center has long been plagued by the Brighton tree ninja, who keeps trying to kill local trees, which for some reason offend him.

By - 11/3/16 - 12:57 pm
Levnthal Park in downtown Boston

Adam Castiglioni admired the foliage today in Leventhal Park in Post Office Square.

By - 10/20/16 - 3:14 pm
Fall trees in the Arnold Arboretum

Today was a good day for a walk through the Arnold Arboretum. I wandered the path around Peters Hill, on the Roslindale side. Read more.

By - 10/1/16 - 10:54 am
Fallen tree in Jamaica Plain

Darryll J. Fernald shows us the tree that has blocked Lamartine Street at Green this morning.

By - 9/22/16 - 12:58 pm
New trees along the Arborway in Jamaica Plain

Arborway project chronicler Clay Harper shows us the first new trees to be planted along the roadway - 16-to-18 foot elms. MassDOT plans call for 560 trees to be planted along the new surface roads - or about 400 more than were there when the Casey Overpass still hulked along.

By - 9/11/16 - 12:31 pm

The morning squall line brought trees down across the region, including this one photographed by Casey on Tower Street in Forest Hills - where another large tree snapped and plunged to the ground in July.

By - 9/1/16 - 10:34 am

Around 10:15 a.m., a large chunk of tree plunged to the ground on East Brookline Street, near Harrison, crushing two cars.

The past few weeks have not been kind to cars parked under trees in the South End. Dan Riviello, who lives on East Brookline, can only exclaim: "Again!?"

By - 8/14/16 - 10:48 am
Tree comes down on South Boston Jeep

Roving UHub photographer Frank Kosiba spotted this reminder of the overnight thunderstorms on K Street in South Boston.

For a more immediate view of nature's fury, take a look at this amazing photo of lightning crashing down around Graves Light during one of the storms.