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Dorchester trees took a beating during Irene

Posted by Patrick Rosso  August 29, 2011 04:39 PM

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(Patrick Rosso/Boston.com/2011)


The weeping willow on Burgoyne Street that lost a limb during Sunday's storm.

Even with the Irene downgraded to a tropical storm, she still managed to do some damage in Dorchester.

Several of trees were toppled, blocking roads at times.

Trees reportedly fell along the Red Line tracks near JFK/UMass and in Fields Corner. Trees sustained damage on Melville Avenue, Adams Street, King Street, and Burgoyne Street.

“Yesterday, the wind was blowing really hard and then all of a sudden I heard a crack and this huge limb from the weeping willow was lying across the street,” said Eula Young, who lives across the street from the willow on Burgoyne Street that lost one of its limbs during the storm.

Residents who may still need help clearing debris or have questions about what to do with all the waste generated from the storm are encouraged to call the Mayor’s Hotline at (617) 635-4500.

Email Patrick Rosso at patrick.d.rosso@gmail.com

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