Have an empty patch of land? Why not plant a tree – for free.
As part of the city’s urban forestry initiative, any Boston resident can request to have a tree planted in front of their home or business. The city monitors the tree for two years: Afterward, the tree becomes the property of the landowner.
See if your land qualifies at www.cityofboston.gov/parks/streettrees/seasonal. There is a backlog of one year per tree – but good bargains come to those who wait.