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  • Writer's pictureLara Caralis

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In collaboration with Speak for the Trees and Accenture, local civic organizations Tree Eastie, NOAH, Eastie Farm and Mothers Out Front will be giving away 75 free trees to East Boston residents this month. If you lost a tree in the recent storm, need some stress relief from this crazy year, or just want to see a little green outside your window, you can request a tree online at

Three species are available -- Red Oak, Yoshino Cherry and Eastern Red Bud, all of which come in 5-gallon buckets and are 4-6 feet tall. They are ready to plant and instructions will be provided. (Btw, don't be put off by the projected sizes -- in urban conditions, it's unlikely any of the trees will get even close to their max heights, and they can generally be pruned in a way to limit growth.)

Pick up will be on Saturday, October 24th from 10AM to 1PM, in the parking lot of Liberty Plaza in Central Square. This will be a drive-through event, following COVID-19 safety protocols, and volunteers will be available to help with any questions. Those who want a tree but don't have the means to transport it back to their home can request assistance when making their tree request and volunteers will do their best to arrange for delivery.

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