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This is just a thought: maybe some kid at the playground tried to climb a tree and it simply fell over. If nothing else was damaged, I think thats plausible; a vandal probably would have broken more stuff. Every time something unfortunate happens, it does not necessarily mean there is something malicious behind it.
I guess a failed attempt at tree climbing is possible, but if you wanted to climb a tree there are many others at Smith Field that would seem a lot more attractive than this little one.For what it's worth, the porta-potty at the newly sodded field was also knocked over recently.
It could possibly have been one of the recent storms. I've seen bigger branches than this that have come down due to the storms.
I am really saddened to see the tree broken at Smith Field. We have worked hard for these improvments and have worked hard to get the city to maintain them...this tree is obviously dead now and what can we do to ensure a new one is planted? Whether it is high winds or vandalism it doesn't really matter--what counts is who can we count on in the city to fix the problem? Any advice? Can we start a phone call program to get the city to addrss?
I was at the Smith playground this morning and saw the sad little tree, but I think there is a much bigger issue - in agreement with the last post, I am much more concerned about what the city will do to help repair it. Maintenance and upkeep at the playground is pathetic (one of the gates has been broken for over 3 years!), and as my kids and I walked around, picking up and throwing away literally dozens of water bottles, I was reminded that the city of Boston is more at fault than any "vandals." Sure, the trash is bad, but teenagers make a mess everywhere. Even Brookline or Newton, but those towns do a much better job of cleaning up the mess.