Image Gallery: Station Oak Gets Spruced Up
As it does once per year, the town's oldest public shade tree got pruned today.
The Station Oak, a giant red oak tree located next to the Wellesley Square Post Office, stands over 100 feet high. It's considered a "heritage tree" by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation due to its diameter and historical significance – the oak is over 200 years old.
Despite freezing temperatures, Hartney Greymont arborists of Needham are at the site today giving the tree an annual pruning – the best time to do tree work is in the winter, according to Hartney Greymont arborist representative Damien McClory.