Mark Smith enjoyed the morning light filtering through the giant hemlocks at the Arnold Arboretum.
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Last November, somebody noticed a problem with the "elbow tree," a distinctive birch tree near the Jamaica Pond boathouse with a prominent limb pointing downward at the water, rather than up - its trunk had begun to split open. That's a sign of impending death and the person attached a couple of small notebooks and a pencil to the tree both so that people could measure the crack as it spread and to say goodbye to the longtime pondside attraction. Read more.
Brendan went for a walk in Forest Hills Cemetery today.
Jamaica Plain Speed Racers take out shrubs, trees and other cars along its parkways; sewer vent pipe is auto-circumcised
Residents along the Arborway and the parkway part of Centre Street in Jamaica Plain have long had to watch the aftermath of motorists taking out street-light poles. One reports on the latest carnage this weekend, to go with the photos she took. Read more.
Live Boston reports Boston firefighters and EMTs were able to free a man pinned under a tree that gave way and fell outside 33 Kennebec St. in Mattapan around 5:45 p.m. yesterday. He was rushed to a local hospital for care.
Claudia Pouravelis reports what happened on Waltham Street in the South End around 6 p.m.
Scariest sound of my life. Crash outside 6pm playground full of children. Huge tree just fell over on Waltham in South End for no apparent reason. Cars damaged but no one hurt - thank God.
Mary Ellen watched the sun come up over the top of Millennium Park in West Roxbury this morning.
The East Boston Times-Free Press reports on a volunteer effort to plant 100 trees in East Boston this spring as part of an effort to increase the neighborhood's tree count closer to that in Boston's leafier neighborhoods.
Mary Ellen spotted a male bluebird checking out a possible nesting site in Millennium Park this morning.
Mary Ellen went for a walk along the Charles in Millennium Park in West Roxbury this morning before the storm hit.
A roving UHub photographer couldn't help but notice this car from New Hampshire that was just hit by a falling tree near the Honan-Allston BPL branch around noon. Read more.
Mary Ellen was at Millennium Park in West Roxbury yesterday evening.
A trio of trees at the top of Millennium Park in West Roxbury this afternoon.
The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved construction of a new triple-decker condo building at 5 Glenburne St. in Roxbury that will have just one off-street parking space. Read more.
Somebody filed a 311 report about this downed limb at Dungarven and Kenton roads in Jamaica Plain around 10 p.m. Read more.
Still a lot of green late into October, but large trees are beginning to turn.
Boston declares war on green invader bug; several hundred doomed street trees to be sacrificed, in part to keep them from falling on people's heads
The mayor's office today declared a war that could last several years against the invasive and voracious emerald ash borer. Residents will see the first major evidence of the battles to come this winter, when Boston arborists chop down several hundred "dead, dying, or significantly damaged" ash trees across the city. Read more.
Most of the trees are still green, but some of the youngsters have already started getting their leaves ready to drop.
Mary Ellen looked down into the water at Millennium Park in West Roxbury today for evidence that fall is here.
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