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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.

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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.

By adamg - 12/2/19 - 9:00 am
Tree down in Seven Hills Park in Somerville

Roving UHub photographer Jim Kang is beginning to wonder if the trees in Seven Hills Park in Davis Square are particularly fragile.

By adamg - 10/21/19 - 8:23 pm
Ginkos

A disgusted citizen files a 311 complaint about the stench at Ryan Playground in Dorchester:

These ginkgo trees drop these every fall and they make the whole playground smell like vomit. If you step on them your shoes stink really badly. Can these be picked up and perhaps the trees be replaced?

By adamg - 10/21/19 - 12:20 pm
Measuring the mighty sycamore tree on Poplar Street in Roslindale

Taking the measure of the tree.

Residents who have long counted a giant sycamore tree on Poplar Street - at the corner with Sycamore Street - are trying to work with the owner of the two-family house there to save the tree if he follows through on his plans to replace the house with a triple decker. Read more.

By adamg - 10/17/19 - 10:10 am
Tree on car on Symphony Road

As you might expect, Boston 311 is getting lots of reports about downed trees, including this one on a car on Symphony Road in the Fenway.

By adamg - 9/7/19 - 11:49 am

NECN reports a person in a car on Wellington Street was injured after a tree fell on the car around 5 a.m.

By adamg - 8/28/19 - 9:05 pm

Matt E. had a close-up view of the tree that came down in the storm tonight on Sheridan Street in Jamaica Plain.

By adamg - 8/1/19 - 2:11 pm
Fallen tree in South Boston

Roving UHub photographer Marilyn M. reports: Read more.

By adamg - 7/31/19 - 5:12 pm
Tree down in Dorchester

A roving UHub photographer came across this scene during the afternoon weather at Park and Bourneside by Town Field in Fields Corner (and yes, for all you cranky commenters, he was fully stopped, at a red light).

By adamg - 7/25/19 - 2:33 pm

One of the miniature trees in the Arboretum's bonsai collection is 167 years old. And the Arboretum itself, of course, has a 1,000-year lease with the city of Boston. Steve Schneider, who oversees the 43 trees in the collection, is mindful of the long timeframes, the Harvard Gazette reports:

We’re a 1,000-year institution, so if someone says to me, 'You'll be long dead before it goes on display,' that’s OK with me.

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