Our tree stories connect us
We are creatures of stories and of trees. The tree stories here serve to connect us each other, to our neighborhoods, and to our planet.
We find trees in nearly all cultures: from the Legend of the Cedar Tree to the Tree of Knowledge in the Garden of Eden; from Celtic tree spirits to Buddha sitting under a Bodhi tree. In their many forms, trees serve to bring us together.
At Speak for the Trees we’re gathering and sharing Bostonians’ stories about our trees. Some stories are sweet, others are sad. Like all stories, these tree stories join us together in our shared humanity. Through them, we aim to develop deeper understandings and appreciations for our neighbors and for our shared destiny.
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Robin and her tree
Hear about Robin’s dependable evergreen she grew from a seedling in Hyde Park.
Corinne and her Magnolia tree
Corinne from Brighton marvels at the annual spring flowering of her favorite trees.
Parker and his tree
Parker recounts the loss of trees in his Back Bay alley with one particular tree in danger of being lost.
Paula and her tree
Listen to Paula describe the memories she has of the “king” oak tree in her microforest in Brighton.
Kaiden’s cherry tree
Kaiden received a cherry tree just as the pandemic began in April 2020. He has watered and cared for it as the directions stated, now going on year 2 both Kaiden and the tree “Yoshi” have both grown so much.
Tara and her love of trees
In a year of harsh realities and uncertainty, the one thing that kept me grounded was the company of several enormous spruce pines attached at the roots and at least five stories high.