Monday, June 17, 2013
Do you have a question about something in the South End? Ask it!
In this week's "You Ask, Patch Answers" column, where we find the answers to your questions, a South End reader asked about a large tree that was being taken down on Columbus Ave on Friday. "Any idea why they are taking down a huge tree over on Columbus Ave today? Seems unnecessary?" Reader Dave wrote in via Twitter. To find out the answer, I reached out to Boston's Parks and Recreation Department, which is in charge of all tree removal in Boston. The large tree, an 80-year-old elm, was taken down on Friday at Carter Playground, 709 Columbus Ave., because it has Dutch Elm disease. "The Department hopes that by removing this tree we will prevent other elms in the park from being contaminated," said Jacquelyn Goddard, a Parks Department …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
After residents reached out to question why several large trees were removed from the Tremont/W.Brookline Street corner, the Boston Parks Department provided its reasoning.
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Wednesday, January 30
A big shock came to residents of the Tremont and W. Brookline area this week, when three trees marked for "maintenance" were completely removed. Resident Patrick Miller wrote in to South End Patch noting that the tree removal destroyed his property's curb appeal and privacy. "My windows are directly above Gold Gallery looking out onto W. Brookline," he said. "I now have no privacy, and the street looks horrible. They also destroyed our brick sidewalk in the process." It wasn't long before others began to share their own concerns. Reader Omar wrote that he was very disappointed - and borderline angry - to see the trees removed from the block. "Trees are a key component of West Brookline Street’s charm and beauty," he wrote. "The fact …
A South End resident is looking for answers about 655 Tremont Street's tree removal.
Wednesday, January 30
Dear Editor, This morning I woke up to the pleasant noise of chain saws and wood chippers outside my windows. I look out and the city has cut down 3-4 beautiful trees that lined our street. There was no notice of this happening, and they destroyed my privacy and curb appeal. I know that other residents of the area were upset as well. The trees were beautiful and healthy. They withstood the winds of Sandy without breaking a limb. The trees were located alongside the building 655 Tremont Street on W. Brookline where Gold Gallery is. My windows are directly above Gold Gallery looking out onto W. Brookline. I now have no privacy, and the street looks horrible. They also destroyed our brick sidewalk in the process. I thought I would bring …