With the help of David Warner from Warner Larson Landscape Architects, Southie Trees organized a volunteer effort to improve the lives of the trees as well as the look of the neighborhood.
On Saturday October 8th, residents of South Boston met on West 2nd Street with a mission: to save street trees.
West 2nd Street divides a neighborhood in the midst of a transition. Newly renovated apartment buildings line one side of the street while the other side harbors vacant commercial space and gated lots. A quick glance down the street is all the proof you need to know that some trees are better off than others. Trees adjacent to the vacant lots were being strangled by the cables and stakes left there from their initial planting. Normally, they serve as temporary fixtures to keep the tree growing upright, however they were never removed and began to cause structural damage.