Boyden Park - Declining Beech Tree

Since 2014, BC has contracted with Tree Tech to try to save the large beech tree across from St. Ignatius on Boyden Square.  Although the property is owned by the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), BC has maintained this space for them for many years.  

With the permission of the DCR arborist, this tree is scheduled for removal on December 17th.


Since it blocked the view of the Church going west on Commonwealth Avenue, it will not be replaced.  Numerous tress actually have been planted in Boyden Square over the past years. In place of the beech, plantings like the ones in the undated photo below are planned.

Saint Ignatius of Loyola Church,  28 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467  |  |  617.552.6100


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