More than a dozen trees will be removed from the Boston Common and Public Garden this week by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department. We wanted to let our members and larger community know that the Friends of the Public Garden is aware of this project and has been communicating with Parks and Recreation about it. The Friends is in agreement that the removal of these trees is necessary for the betterment of the parks. The majority of the trees are Norway maples, an invasive species and are diseased and in a state of decline. All remaining trees have structural defects that warrant removal. In addition to tree removal, stump removal of all these trees as well as several existing stumps will be taking place shortly after.