Trees

By - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.

By - 6/12/18 - 10:17 pm
Big, fallen tree limb

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.

By - 5/23/18 - 8:40 am
Tree post that needs water in East Boston

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.

By - 4/11/18 - 1:32 pm

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.

By - 4/5/18 - 9:39 am
Tree down in Roslindale

Jessica Burko shows the tree that came down in the wind last night on her Roslindale street. A different tree, in front of the same house, came down in another storm last month.

By - 3/13/18 - 11:42 am
Fallen tree on West Concord Street in the South End

This tree fell onto West Concord Street at Newland Street in the South End this morning, according to a 311 report.

By - 3/8/18 - 8:05 am
Fallen tree in Brighton

Ryan McAskill shows us Leamington Road in Brighton. this morning.

A huge tree fell on a house on Woodward Street in Newton. Wires are down on Sycamore Street on the Watertown/Belmont line. On Tremont Street at Hibbard in Newton, too.

By - 3/4/18 - 10:39 pm

The MBTA is cautioning that coastal commuter-rail lines - Greenbush, Newburyport/Rockport, and Kingston/Plymouth - count on needing extra time to get to work tomorrow as after-effects of the nor'easter continue. Read more.