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.
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.
Evil menace lurking in a tree and flaunting itself. Photos by USDA Forest Service.
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.
This afternoon, Matt the roaming UHub photographer spotted the remains of a tree laying across one side of the VFW Parkway, just past where Centre Street splits off from it, near Our Lady of the Annunciation Melkite Catholic Cathedral.