Boston

Boston City Guide
Boston Guide
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Boston, like many other cities, call the cutout in the sidewalk designed for tree streets, “Tree Pits”. But no matter what people call them, these patches of soil unilaterally serve as beautiful city oases in which green things can take root, grow and spread fresh air and joy to the people below.

Boston is doing a great job expanding the size of their tree pits. The bigger the better in our eyes. The more soil volume and water capacity, the happier the street tree. And these trees sure look happy! These larger tree pits, also help to divert water especially as sea levels rise and major storm events become more frequent.

No matter what people call them, these patches of land unilaterally serve as beautiful city oases in which green things can take root, grow and spread fresh air and joy to the people below. Take note, a tree bed by any other name is truly just as sweet.

In Boston there is an abundance of these “I’m New” signs. This is a great way to educate locals residents about their new tree, healthy tree tips, and provide contact numbers to handle questions. Another thing that was apparent was how cute and creative people were with their garden plantings, window boxes and signage, including this artistic sign below that couldn’t be more clear and concise.

Boston is doing a great job expanding the size of their tree beds. The bigger the better. The more soil volume and water capacity, the happier the street tree. And these trees sure look happy!
Please don’t grate – trees will hate (them over time). Because trees:
  • naturally grow towards the sun,
  • can be impacted by the wind tunnel effect, and
  • become too big for the opening,
  • grates can girdle (chocke) trees.
Even the straightest of trees where the tree is perfectly positioned, grates will never protect the trunk and are litter magnets.
Dog sign: Just because we love this sign.