Remember way back in June, when South Boston awoke to find that vandals had cut down five trees on the strip of land between Columbia Road and Day Boulevard (aka the greenie) between L and M Street.  Well, the “Tree Butcher” is still at large but five new beautiful Greenspire Linden trees were planted by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) on Monday morning to replace them. 

The scoop on Linden trees:
The  Linden trees have very flexible wood, which makes them and excellent choice for open, windy and urban areas. Their slender, upturned branches create a dense, uniform crown with a conical outline. Tiny, yellow, fragrant flowers appear in early summer and small, heart-shaped, green leaves turn yellow in fall. 

The scoop on the DCR:
The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), an agency of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, oversees 450,000 acres of parks and forests, beaches, bike trails, watersheds, dams, and parkways. Led by Commissioner Jack Murray, the agency’s mission is to protect, promote, and enhance our common wealth of natural, cultural, and recreational resources. To learn more about DCR, our facilities, and our programs, please visit Contact us at [email protected].