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The tree is gone. Boston Globe video
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Several of us confronted the arborist. Ellie and Kirsten went to court in Woburn where Joe Benoit mysteriously turned up and successfully challenged their request for a temporary restraining order.
Paul Harlow from Cambridge Landscaping should have his arborist license revoked. His evaluation proved false. There was no evidence of decay. I have a call in to the MAA to see if we can challenge his license.
Joe Benoit is a coward. He never dealt with any of us with good faith or honesty. The city has to stop turning a blind eye to his lack of maintenance to his many rental apartments. He has to be held to account.
Our Ward Aldermen Bob and Rebekah have pledged to work together and with all of us to help pass a meaningful tree ordinance. We will hold a community meeting and pot luck within the next couple of weeks to help ensure that this ordinance becomes law.