On Sunday, June 11th, 8 of us toured Newton on our bikes to see trees affected by gas leaks. At each stop Nathan [Phillips] put in a gas meter near the dead or dying tree and the meter would show between 40-70% in the topsoil. Some of the trees looked unhealthy or had dead branches but the big copper beech tree on Vista Ave was completely dead surrounded by green trees - it was sad for all of us see what methane did to that tree. Supposedly National Grid was asked repeatedly to fix that leak over the last few years and last spring it was still alive in some parts but it was not fixed and now it's totally dead. At some of the spots we read poems about trees.
- Ania Camargo, Downtown Boston Mothers Out Front