photo by Julia Malakie

Newton’s aging street trees have taken a beating lately. Recent storms have taken their toll on unhealthy trees, like the many Norway Maples lining Newton streets. Yesterday, several neighborhoods took part in plantings to add new diverse and more resilient varieties of trees to our environment. Members of the Newton Tree Conservancy, in conjunction with Newton’s Forestry Director, chose the sites, tested for hazards like gas leaks, and selected the right species to plant for each setting. Residents took part in planting the trees and will fill the Treegators as needed while they get established. Thanks to the Newton Tree Conservancy and their many volunteers for making this wonderful event happen.

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