Can anyone top an 18-year gas leak?

Can anyone top an 18-year gas leak?

This past Saturday I was on McCarthy Road in Oak Hill for the Tree Planting class for representatives (including Adam Peller!) of the neighborhood groups where Newton Tree Conservancy is planting trees this Saturday, and we got eight of the trees planted. I also met...

Goodbye Newton trees

As a combination tribute to, and lament, for all the street trees we have known which will be disappearing and not replaced any time soon, and to increase awareness (if that is still needed!) of the hazardous trees out there, I have recently begun tweeting, in no...
Don’t girdle your trees!

Don’t girdle your trees!

I was going to do another tree-related topic first, but in response to Greg’s (?) request for some of today’s photos, I’ll switch. Girdling is anything that cuts off the movement of water and nutrients up from the roots to the leaves, or sugars made by the leaves down...
Saw my sewer fee at work

Saw my sewer fee at work

I got a rare look inside a sewer manhole today, as a crew from Weston & Sampson, the environmental contractor checking sewer manholes for the city, came down my street. It’s part of the effort to reduce stormwater infiltration into sewers and vice versa. It was a...