A 150-year-old elm tree in South Boston that the city wanted to remove for safety reasons will escape the ax, thanks to a Superior Court judge, said a lawyer for one of the neighbors who waged a campaign to save the tree.
Judge Elizabeth Fahey has blocked the city from uprooting the venerable English elm, said Joseph A. Gregory, a lawyer now working pro bono for those backing the tree.
“Permanent injunction,” Gregory said. “They’re not allowed to touch that tree or remove it in any way.”
The city’s Law Department is reviewing its options and considering an appeal, an official said.
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