Eight acres of silver maple forest, rich in wildlife, thickly
canopied with one great 17 foot circumference red oak tree and other
100 year old trees are planned for decimation. Millions of unseen
natural life forms will die or lose their habitat. The lowland silver
maple forest is rare tree cover in the state of Massachusetts. Such
cover does not exist in an 8-10 mile radius of Boston's Beacon Hill,
according to Peter Alden, wildlife biologist for Executive Office of
Environmental Affairs. According to Alden, of the over 300 Mass.
communities, none have this unique heavy canopied silver maple
There is also concern about use of land for a soccer field.