JP Has Highest Tree Canopy, According to City

Jamaica Plain and surrounding neighborhoods in southwestern Boston have the highest tree canopies in the city. Generally speaking, the tree canopy is the part of the city shaded by trees. The city recently released a tree canopy assessment for 2014-2019. This year's worth of analysis is from high-quality, high resolution LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) images captured during airplane flyovers of Boston, according to a press release. Boston's Parks and Recreation Department commissioned the report to understand which areas have the most potential for increased tree cover, and analyze how the city's canopy cover has changed.

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Tour: Historic Gems of the Back Bay Fens

From foul muddy flats to the parkland of today, the Fens has undergone many transformations in the last 125 years. Join Emerald Necklace docents as they talk and walk the historic landscape. Stops include the Kelleher Rose Garden, with 1,500+ roses and a reconstructed fountain, as well as the oldest WWII Victory Gardens in America. Register on our website! Limited spots!

Evening Garden Stroll

After decades spent underground beneath a parking lot, a portion of the Muddy River has been uncovered to see daylight once again. Hear the story of how river and parkland were reclaimed and how the vision of Frederick Law Olmsted is being restored for the 21st century. Register on our website! Limited spots! Meet at REI, 401 Park Drive, Boston, MA 02215.

Tour: Historic Gems of the Back Bay Fens

From foul muddy flats to the parkland of today, the Fens has undergone many transformations in the last 125 years. Join Emerald Necklace docents as they talk and walk the historic landscape. Stops include the Kelleher Rose Garden, with 1,500+ roses and a reconstructed fountain, as well as the oldest WWII Victory Gardens in America. Register on our event website. Limited spots!

Fall Bike Tour: Emerald Necklace

Crisp days and changing foliage beckon! Join the Emerald Necklace Conservancy for a guided, interpretive bike tour from the Back Bay Fens to the Arnold Arboretum, led by a Conservancy docent. Bike along the Emerald Necklace during the time as fall foliage comes through and Emerald Necklace's trees change colors. Get to learn about historical sites and interesting facts within the Emerald Necklace. All attendees must bring their own bicycle.