Thursday, May 23, 2013

Large Number of Excellent Trees Marked for Imminent Destruction Near Longfellow Bridge, Charles River, Cambridge, MA, USA - Approvals obtained by lying through omission

Destruction approvals obtained through lying in the Longfellow Bridge project.

Massachusetts Governor’s Office:
Phone: 617.725.4005
email form:

State environmental people, DES Hotline:

MassDOT Accelerated Bridges Program: 857-368-8904 or

FLAT OUT LYING IN PUBLIC STATEMENTS. Mention of a "retention pond". No mention of massive very visible destruction of major trees.

There was no public mention of massive destruction of very visible trees in the public announcements.

1. Introduction.

Mishka reported to me late yesterday afternoon as follows:


So, this is a part of that destructive superdisrupting reconstruction of the Red Line bridge across Charles River
(Longfellow Bridge).

There are a large number of very nice trees quite far from the bridge on the Cambridge side marked for destruction by yellow plastic tape wrapped around them...

The official purpose seems to be another instance of fake "environmentalism" (they seem to want a retention pool for the water coming off the bridge, and that seems to be their reason for killing a large number of nice trees).


This sounds like more of the lying by omission of which Cambridge and its robots are experts.

The most recent meeting I attended on the Longfellow Bridge mentioned a retention pool on the Cambridge side.

They did not mention wanton tree destruction.

This looks like an extension of the tree destruction the Cambridge Machine has been fighting for on the Charles River along with the falsely named Charles River “Conservancy.”

The consultants at that meeting bragged that they were part of that massive tree destruction project, using, of course, the politically correct euphemisms.

Miska follows:


I counted the marked trees and made photos (there are no posting about destruction of public shade tree, despite those postings being required by law, but there are obvious preparations for cutting those tress down regardless).

So, I am going to forward you the photos:

1) screen shot of that Google presentation;

2) the photo of the affected area made from an office tower across Main Street.

3) 6 photos of 6 trees which have yellow tapes and red paint marks on them, and are obviously marked for destruction.

4) 5 photos of 5 trees which have green tape around them (I don't know what green tape means in this case)

5) 2 photos of 2 trees on the other side of Main street, which have yellow tape around them (no red paint,
but still a bad sign, and they probably want to kill those trees as well).So, all together I am going to forward you 15 pictures.

Miska has provided me the photos and maps. Here they go. I hope I got this all straight. I am open to improvements.

Most of the trees targeted are on the east side of Main Street / Broadway, Cambridge as it becomes the Longfellow Bridge above Memorial Drive in a ramp system feeding from Memorial Drive east bound under the Longfellow Bridge to the Longfellow Bridge heading into Boston, generally southbound.

Two photos are from the other side of the street.

2. Documentation.

[01 Google Maps ground description]

[02 view from the office tower across Main Street]

[03 Yellow Tape Red Paint Tree 1]

[04 Yellow Tape Red Paint Tree 2]

[05 Yellow Tape Red Paint Tree 3]

[06 Yellow Tape Red Paint Tree 4]

[07 Yellow Tape Red Paint Tree 5]

[08 Yellow Tape Red Paint Tree 6]

[09 Green Tape Tree 1]

[10 Green Tape Tree 2]

[11 Green Tape Tree 3]

[12 Green Tape Tree 4]

[13 Green Tape Tree 5]

[14 Across Main Street, Yellow Tape, Tree 1]

[15 Across Main Street, Yellow Tape, Tree 2]

3. Contacts.

Massachusetts Governor’s Office email form:

State environmental people, DES Hotline:

MassDOT Accelerated Bridges Program: 857-368-8904 or

All Massachusetts Legislators’ emails:

Cambridge, MA, USA city councilors: