Friday, March 2, 2012

Resident Question: Why Are There Trees Missing from Magoun Square

Question: What happened to the trees in the median of Broadway just west of Magoun Square? Are there plans to replace them?

Answer: The trees were damaged in a traffic incident (with no known injuries to the driver). The City's Department of Public Works will replant with new trees this year during planting season, which runs from spring through fall. We expect them to be in by June. If you don't see new saplings by mid-summer, feel free to submit a work order to 311 to request they be replanted (and I'll keep and eye out and follow up too). Thanks for asking. The City hopes to plant quite a few trees in 2012 as part of our Urban Forest Initiative launched in 2011 to increase Somerville's tree canopy by 20 percent  a total of 2,000 trees  by 2014.

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