Archive for April, 2010

City of Boston | Tree Resources

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

The urban forest plays an important role in Boston’s landscape. The urban forest consists not only of all the treed areas in Boston (streets, yards, urban wilds, cemeteries, and parks) but also shrubs, grasses, herbaceous ground cover, soil, and our waterways. Trees contribute to the well being of our communities by:

  • moderating our local climate (did you know that on warm summer days, the air in urban areas can be 6-8¬∞F hotter than its surrounding areas?)
  • filtering air pollutants, storing storm water and reducing run-off (leaves, branches and bark intercept and store rainfall)
  • enhancing the biodiversity of species by providing wildlife habitat and attracting people to our livable city, and connecting us to larger ecosystems through daily interactions with local green spaces.

Street Trees

The Parks Department is the agency with regulatory and operational responsibilities for public shade trees. The Department’s maintenance program includes pruning, disease control, removals, and storm damage repairs. We plant public shade trees throughout Boston’s 22 neighborhoods. Each street tree signifies the Mayor’s commitment to a greener Boston. The Department plants in the fall and in the spring. Planting locations are primarily chosen based on resident requests. We hope that you will become stewards of Boston’s trees. Please mulch properly, please water your street tree, and report any tree issues to the Park Line at (617) 635.PARK.

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In Somerville, planting of young trees sparks concern – The Boston Globe

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

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Greenest City is Green With Envy

Sunday, April 11th, 2010

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Tree in Hyde Park causing safety problems – The Boston Globe

Saturday, April 10th, 2010

Tree in Hyde Park causing safety problems – The Boston Globe

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Arbor One Tree Care Professional Certified Arborists

Friday, April 9th, 2010

Ed Carpenter is a Professional Certified Arborist working in the greater Medford and Boston Massachusetts area. He specializes in tree restoration and preventative tree care so that when the ice storms, wind storms, and rainy season come through the Northeast your trees are prepared.

Proper tree maintenance and tree pruning will reduce the likelyhood that your home will be damaged and need repair, improve your view, and ultimately raise the value of your house and property. A certified arborist is the best choice when it comes to promoting proper tree health and longevity.

Call Ed today or use our estimate request form to schedule an appointment.

Ascending the Giants

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

Ever wonder how the world’s largest trees are fairing amongst the sprawl and development of the 21st century?

A group from Oregon called Ascending the Giants are among the few that are taking the time to find the answer to this question.

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