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Tree Works Earth Design
37 Lee St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Tree Works Earth Design is a family-owned landscaping design and construction firm. Owner Rich Gargiulo and hisMore team's focus is the creation of urban gardens and bringing nature to a cityscape. The agency's portfolio highlights designs that feature natural stone walls and large stone boulder installations. Other hardscapes include patios, pathways and water features. Finishing touches include natural elements, such as as indigenous and environmentally appropriate trees, shrubs and perennial plants.

Additional services include fencing, soil replacement, excavating, mulching, drainage system installations, and tree and shrub maintenance. The company has worked on a variety of projects, both in the city and in the suburbs. It has also worked on a number of municipal projects. On-site consultations are available.

Southwest Corridor Park
38 New Heath St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

This 52-acre park stretches from Forest Hills to the Back Bay. Its playgrounds, tennis courts, basketball courts,More community gardens and bike paths are living monuments to the community rising up to stop a 12-lane highway that urban planners wanted to build. In the words of historian Robert J. Allison, residents stopped the project by engaging in "some of the most creative acts of civil disobedience since the Stamp Act." In addition to providing recreation, it also serves as a major artery for bikers and walkers commuting to jobs downtown. The entire park contains eleven tot lots, two spray pools, seven basketball courts, five tennis courts, two street hockey rinks, two amphitheatres, and about six miles of biking, jogging and walking paths, according to the Department of Conservation and Recreation.