Boston Residents Protest To Save Neighborhood Trees


BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Dozens of local environmental activists were lined up along Melnea Cass Blvd in Boston Saturday afternoon, calling for the City to save more than 100 trees that currently line the street.

City and state plans are in the works for the trees to be removed in order to help meet traffic safety goals. Residents said protecting their neighborhood's environment is more important.

David Mechoulam told his community not to give up.

"Stay engaged in this issue, the City is now committing resources to thinking about an urban forestry master plan," he said. "Stay engaged, speak up, they are listening. They hear us now, and we can't go quiet."

A few months ago, the City put a temporary pause on the tree removal plans, but many residents are demanding those plans be ended permanently.

WBZ NewsRadio's Mike Macklin reports:

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