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.
This tree fell onto West Concord Street at Newland Street in the South End this morning, according to a 311 report.
Jamaica Plain News reports.
Brookline Police report:
Thankfully the family got out if their car 20 seconds before the tree crushed the rear passenger compartment.
A tree that fell on the Green Line tracks between Brookline Village and Brookline Hills means the T is now busing people between Fenway and Reservoir.
Boston Attitude shows us the hunk of tree that fell on a car parked near the State House on Beacon Hill this afternoon.
Ward's Pond is the small, hidden away pond across Perkins Street from Jamaica Pond on the JP/Brookline line. Read more.
Kristin Foley surveyed the carnage on Cummings Road this morning.
Erin Larson asks:
Any insight into the odd tree in the Boston Common? I don't recall seeing it last week...
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.
Jerry David reports this tree behind his Newton home cracked in half and fell - somehow coming down in the narrow space between two garages.
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.
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.
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