We Must Breathe! Don't Cut Our Trees
is needed to preserve the life-sustaining benefits these trees provide to the Roxbury neighborhood
These are actions you can take:
Join the 13,000+ individuals who have signed our petition demanding that the trees of Melnea Cass Boulevard get public tree removal hearings
Fill out this form to co-sign as an organization
Report to 311
Contact city services to let them know that you do not want over 350 trees to be removed or damaged as a result of the reconstruction project.
Use the BOS:311 app, available on the App Store and Google Play
Use this form to complete a report online
Describe your concerns about how the removal of trees will affect the Roxbury community through increased asthma rates and heat-related illnesses, among other issues!
Call and E-mail
Please call or email the officials below and tell then that you don't want the trees on Melnea Cass Boulevard to be destroyed or damaged
You can also call:
U.S. Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley's District Office: 617-850-0040
Here is an example of what you can say:
"I'm calling as a [resident/business owner] of [Boston/Roxbury] to ask the Mayor to change the roadway development project on Melnea Cass Boulevard. I'm aware that 350+ trees will be cut down or injured as a result of this plan. I urge you to consider the environmental, economic, and public health effects that loosing these trees will have on a majority Black and Latinx community. We must put an end to the project as it is currently designed."