Where in South Boston is this tree? This is a good example of a larger, mature street tree. Even without its leaves in the winter, it lends a pleasant natural canopy to a street scene that otherwise is largely paved over.
Street trees require regular care as they are outside their natural habitat. Tree pits (those small patches of soil where street trees are planted) need to be cleaned, weeded and aerated.
Tech Networks of Boston supports the preservation of mature urban trees, which make neighborhoods more pleasant, filter our air and water, and moderate temperatures. We hope you’ll use this contest as a fun way to get to know your city’s trees!