Friday, August 1, 2014
New Trees Hit Ward 5
Some slight traffic congestion was worth it this past week as crews planted brand-new trees in various locations around Ward 5 that included Medford Street (by Central), Magoun Square, Lowell Street and Vernon Street. Many more locations are still marked with stakes, but the new installations are being well-received by residents.
After planting over 500 between 2010 and 2012, the City is looking to plant another 575 on it's way to 2,000 total by the end of 2015. Twelve species of trees will be planted over the course of the month, including red maple, silver linden and sweetgum (Read the full press release here).