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Ten trees could be felled for Bulfinch Triangle construction

Posted by Johanna Kaiser  January 3, 2013 01:37 PM

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Ten public shade trees are on the chopping block to make way for the construction of a 12-story apartment building in the Bulfinch Triangle.

The ten sophora trees are being consider for removal to make way for the construction of the One Canal project, which is bordered by New Chardon Street, Beverly Street, Valenti Way and North Washington Street.

The trees are about four to six inches in diameter at breast height, according to the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, which has scheduled a public hearing to discuss the proposed removal of the trees.

The One Canal project is set to bring 320 rental units ranging from studios to three-bedroom apartments, and a long awaited supermarket to the downtown neighborhoods of the West End and North End.

The building will also have a 159-space parking garage on the second and third floors for residents.

The city hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 8, in the 3rd floor Conference Room of the Boston Parks and Recreation Department at 1010 Massachusetts Ave.

The department is also accepting written comments sent to Boston Parks and Recreation Department, Attn: One Canal Tree Hearing, 1010 Massachusetts Ave., 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02118 by 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 4.

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