Archive for May, 2010

With tree cleared, service back to normal on Green Line – Local News Updates – MetroDesk – The Boston Globe

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

With tree cleared, service back to normal on Green Line – Local News Updates – MetroDesk – The Boston Globe

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How to Water Your Urban Trees

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Watering:

Water your tree thoroughly with approximately 20 gallons, or hand water by running a hose at low pressure for 20 minutes. A tree needs approximately 10 gallons of water per inch of trunk diameter. Boston’s new street trees are typically 2 inches in size. During really hot weather, your tree will need 30 gallons of water each week, applied in 2 separate waterings: 15 gallons one day and 15 gallons a few days later. Please pour the water slowly into the pipe-grate. Cultivating or digging up the top 3 inches of the pit can help with infiltration of water. This helps lessen compaction can keeps the pit looking clean. A 3″ layer of mulch will help the soil to stay moist and will also help prevent weeds

Man Killed By Fallen Tree – Boston News Story – WCVB Boston

Monday, May 10th, 2010

Vermont State Police say a Pawlet man is dead after a tree fell on the cab of his truck.

Fifty-year-old Matthew H. Waite was driving into a logging area on the border of Peru and Winhall in southern Vermont on Thursday when wind blew down a tree. Police say the tree landed on the truck, crushing the cab, killing Waite.

Man Killed By Fallen Tree – Boston News Story – WCVB Boston.

Carousel Returns to Boston Common – Tree News

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

Following a successful test run last spring, the Boston Common Frog Pond Foundation and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department announced this week that a carousel has returned to the Frog Pond and will stay for an extended run through the end of October.

“For many years the Boston Common Frog Pond Foundation wanted to explore the possibility of having a carousel adjacent to the Frog Pond,” noted Foundation president Tom Kershaw.  “Working closely with Mayor Thomas M. Menino and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, we held a trial last spring to see if this type of activity would be received positively by the community.  The answer we got was a resounding ‘yes’ so we are pleased to bring this unique ride back to the Common for the spring, summer and fall.”

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