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By adamg - 10/15/21 - 1:34 pm
Emerald ash borer

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.

By adamg - 10/6/21 - 9:59 pm
Fall comes to Jamaica Pond

Most of the trees are still green, but some of the youngsters have already started getting their leaves ready to drop.

By adamg - 9/30/21 - 11:52 pm
Fallen leaves in the water

Mary Ellen looked down into the water at Millennium Park in West Roxbury today for evidence that fall is here.

By adamg - 8/22/21 - 6:32 pm
Tree with crutches

Turlach MacDonagh spotted a tree doctor's patient in Brookline, braced for whatever Henri might have brought.

By adamg - 7/27/21 - 8:31 pm
Storm at Forest Hills

T. Anderson captured the vibe during the storm at Forest Hills.

Elsewhere, Channel 7 reporters didn't have to even venture outside to get some news, lightning crashed and trees fell across the Boston area. Read more.

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By adamg - 6/28/21 - 10:23 pm
Tree down

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.

By adamg - 6/14/21 - 9:20 am
One of the destroyed trees

DCR, we assume, planted some new trees along VFW Parkway at Atlantis Street in West Roxbury last Thursday. And sometime over the weekend, Mike Bresinski reports, somebody sawed them in half.

By adamg - 5/26/21 - 8:08 pm
Elm tree across Commonwealth Avenue in the Back Bay

Photo by Laurie Thomas.

One of the Back Bay's stately elms toppled over onto the outbound side of Commonwealth Avenue just past Massachusetts Avenue this afternoon. No injuries, but one car was hit. Laurie Thomas surveyed the damage and reported around 6 p.m.: Read more.

By adamg - 4/8/21 - 10:05 am
Golden trees on Cow Island Pond in West Roxbury

Mary Ellen watched the sunrise over Cow Island Pond, part of the Charles River by Rivermoor Street in West Roxbury. She had company: Read more.

By adamg - 2/13/21 - 2:29 pm

Boston announced yesterday it's hired a landscape architecture firm and a forestry consultant to develop an "urban forestry plan" aimed at increasing the number of trees in the city. Read more.

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.

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.

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