Neighbors rally together
A 150 year old elm – has been saved at Thomas Park! A superior court judge issued an unprecedented ruling that the City of Boston does not have jurisdiction under Massachusett’s Law to remove a 150 year tree at Thomas Park.
Back in May, a resident of the Thomas Park neighborhood tried to have the tree removed by claiming it was sick – some believe in order to make room for a curb cut in the sidewalk.
The city of Boston tree warden, Greg Mosman determined that tree was in fact sick and dying and could cause damage to property in the neighborhood.
Southie Trees – an initiative run by the South Boston Neighborhood Development Corporation and a group of concerned neighbors rallied together to save the tree. Disappointed with the decision by the city, the group hired an independent arborist to assess the tree. He deemed the tree healthy.
The battle was taken before Judge Fahey on September 19th who ruled that the tree will not be cut down.
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