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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
There were some trees around Jamaica Pond today that didn't need much sun to show off their fall colors. Read more.
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.
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.
Ben Walsh spotted this newly cleaved tree on Broadway between L and M this morning.
The view across the Public Garden lagoon towards Arlington Street this afternoon.
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.
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.
Scott discovered a new impediment to pedestrians and bicyclists along Memorial Drive this afternoon.
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.
Roving UHub photographer Michelle Lowe Ocana marvels this large tree limb on Brookline Avenue at the Riverway didn't hit anybody when it could no longer fight the law of gravity this afternoon. Read more.
When city workers plant new street trees, they usually equip the tree with a bag to hold water and a couple of posts to steady it for awhile. John in Eastie wonders how much he should water the post next to this new tree on Sumner Street in East Boston.
UPDATE: Turns out there's a good reason to do this - see the comments.
The City Council today approved an effort by at-large Councilor Ayanna Pressley to begin looking at how to increase the number of trees in Boston - especially with developers increasingly tearing down mature trees as they plant their towers and complexes. Read more.
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