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By adamg - 11/15/20 - 10:02 pm
Leaves, lots of leaves

An agitated citizen filed a 311 complaint today because there are a lot of leaves on the ground at Roberts Playground in Dorchester.

H/t Amy B.

By adamg - 10/31/20 - 12:08 pm
Orange tree along the Charles after the snow

Ethan McCoy went for a walk along the Charles River in Cambridge during the snow yesterday.

By adamg - 10/11/20 - 4:49 pm
Forest Hills Cemetery today

Brenden went for a stroll today through Forest Hills Cemetery.

By adamg - 10/10/20 - 9:35 pm
Reddish orange leaves at Millennium Pak

Some leaves along the path by the Charles River in Millennium Park this afternoon.

By adamg - 10/7/20 - 6:11 pm
Downed tree in Cambridge

That was some storm that just came through. Josh Bitker snapped Huron Avenue in Cambridge, where a tree came down, taking trackless-trolley lines with it as it crashed onto a car parked in what turned out to be the wrong place. Read more.

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By adamg - 9/30/20 - 9:42 am
Tree down in Roslindale

Ed Grzyb reports this tree came down on Brown Avenue in Roslindale this morning, taking out the sidewalk and utility lines, but adds nobody was hurt.

State Police report falling trees shut the ramp from Cambridge Street to Storrow Drive and VFW Parkway near the Home Depot in West Roxbury.

By adamg - 8/26/20 - 9:25 am
Chopped down tree

A disgusted citizen filed a 311 complaint about a newly killed tree in an alley off Clarendon Street in the South End: Read more.

By adamg - 8/4/20 - 4:43 pm
Downed tree at Newton Highlands

Downed tree at Newton Highlands. Photo via Ian Lamont.

Isaias may only be giving the Boston area a glancing blow, but it's enough to snap trees like matchsticks on the Mattapan Line between Milton and Butler and on the Riverside Line near Longwood and Newton Highlands. Buses have replaced the Mattapan trolley and D Line trolleys from Kenmore all the way to Riverside. Read more.

By adamg - 7/22/20 - 1:56 pm

Giant woods murals part 1

Big-canvas artist Nate Swain shows us the creation story of the new forest mural he just installed on a side of Madison Park Vocational High School on Malcolm X Boulevard in Roxbury - which started seven years ago when he began the mural at the giant art studio that briefly lived at the old Bartlett bus depot in Roxbury. Read more.

By adamg - 5/29/20 - 9:21 am
Allandale Woods in early May

Callan visited Allandale Woods on the West Roxbury/Jamaica Plain/Roslindale line on May 2 (above) and then visited the same spot yesterday: Read more.

By adamg - 5/26/20 - 1:54 pm
Leading a tree trimmer down a fire ladder

Recalcitrant bucket, more nimble fire ladder, tree worker and firefighter. Photo by BFD.

Firefighters with a ladder truck rescued a tree trimmer today after the hydraulics on his bucket failed and he got stuck near the crown of a mature tree in a yard on Cornell Street in Roslindale. Read more.

By adamg - 5/9/20 - 11:25 am
Downed tree on East Broadway

Katie Kat was witness to the awesome power of wind and gravity at East Broadway and G Street this morning.

By adamg - 4/13/20 - 5:45 pm
Tree on a house in West Roxbury

Gary the roving UHub photographer spotted a tree that was foiled in its descent to the ground by a house on Dent Street in West Roxbury this afternoon.

Over in Dorchester, Kate Kelly reports a large tree on the grounds of the Neighborhood House Charter School managed to fall just right - missing both her house and anything important on the school grounds: Read more.

By adamg - 4/13/20 - 4:55 pm

Josh Bittker had been trying to figure out what to do with an old swingset in his backyard. He reports he no longer has to figure that out: Read more.

By adamg - 4/13/20 - 4:23 pm
Large tree down on Centre Street in Jamaica Plai

Around 3:30 p.m., Steve Porcella snapped the large and formerly stately tree that shut VFW Parkway inbound between Corey and Hancock Village when it came down.

Further up the road, near the Castle in JP, a large tree limb came crashing down, as Sarah Freeman spotted: Read more.

By adamg - 4/4/20 - 12:17 pm

Penny Cherubino reports Back Bay denizens are taking advantage of how the trees down the center of Commonwealth Avenue are spaced just right to maintain a proper Boston social distance while having a chat.

By adamg - 1/17/20 - 9:55 am

New England Folklore recounts the story of the two elms that flank the Robert Gould Shaw memorial at Beacon and Park streets - planted by John Hancock himself before the Revolution. Turns out the memorial sits on a vault designed to protect the roots of the trees.

By adamg - 1/10/20 - 9:07 am
Truck takes out tree in the North End

Jay surveyed the damage outside Cantina Italiana on Hanover Street this morning.

By adamg - 12/24/19 - 10:48 am
Tree limb just hanging in air

A concerned citizen files a 311 report about the situation on Aldworth Street in Jamaica Plain: Read more.

By adamg - 12/14/19 - 6:22 pm
Trees in the fog at Fresh Pond

Steve Owens wandered along the banks of Fresh Pond in Cambridge late this afternoon.

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