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This story from Massachusetts was published to explain what happened to an old oak tree in the Natick area, nicknamed the Elliott Tree:

“An old hollow oak in the roadway, which had been valued as a historic link with the past, was cut down. This act provoked great indignation. A lawsuit followed, which was settled by the offenders against public opinion paying the costs, and planting trees in the public green.”

Who was this group of tree huggers so outraged by the loss of one tree they filed a lawsuit, forcing the offender to plant new trees? Was it the Sierra Club? Was it the Arbor Day Foundation? Neither. It was a group of citizens living in the area in 1842.

Even then, it seems, Massachusetts was a hotbed of progressive thought. The quote comes from History of Middlesex County, Massachusetts, published in 1880. The story even provoked local poet Longfellow into action; this excerpt is from a poem he penned for the Elliott Tree:

Thou ancient Oak! Whose myriad leaves are loud
With sounds of unintelligible speech,
Sounds as of surges on a shingly beach,
Or multitudinous murmurs of a crowd…

Longfellow was a resident of Middlesex County; for almost 50 years he lived in a house at 105 Brattle Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts, now called the Longfellow Home. Previously, the house had served as the headquarters of George Washington.

Generally, New England states do not have an active county government as compared to the rest of the country. Some county governments in the Commonwealth have been “abolished,” their offices being put under the direction of the state. Middlesex County government was abolished in 1997, but geographic boundaries continue for administrative purposes.


Parkside Place - Community Photo 12 photos
  • $1,886 - $3,337
  • 1 BR - 3 BR
Cambridge, MA 02138 Map

(617) 932-7157 Check Availability
The Residences at Rivers Edge - Community Photo 21 photos
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  • Studio - 3 BR
Medford, MA 02155 Map

(877) 514-6889 Check Availability
Longview Place - Community Photo 17 photos
  • $1,775 - $3,135
  • 1 BR - 3 BR
Waltham, MA 02453 Map

(781) 786-8752 Check Availability
The Legacy at Arlington Center - Community Photo 19 photos
  • $1,900 - $2,900
  • 1 BR - 2 BR
Arlington, MA 02474 Map

(339) 203-6062 Check Availability
Bell Wheeler Hill - Community Photo 25 photos
  • $1,115 - $2,160
  • 1 BR - 2 BR
  • Verizon FiOS Available
Marlborough, MA 01752 Map

(508) 281-1148 Check Availability
Lofts at Kendall Square - Community Photo 19 photos
  • $2,636 - $3,203
  • 1 BR - 2 BR
Cambridge, MA 02142 Map

(617) 903-7833 Check Availability
Windsor at Oak Grove - Community Photo 11 photos
  • $1,705 - $3,175
  • 1 BR - 2 BR
  • Short-Term
Melrose, MA 02176 Map

75 SL - Community Photo 12 photos
  • $1,980 - $3,685
  • Studio - 3 BR
Medford, MA 02155 Map

Alta Legacy Farms - Community Photo 15 photos
  • $1,450 - $2,375
  • 1 BR - 2 BR
Hopkinton, MA 01748 Map

(508) 470-7663 Check Availability
Arlington 360 - Community Photo 6 photos
  • $1,950 - $3,650
  • Studio - 3 BR
Arlington, MA 02474 Map

(617) 631-8983 Check Availability
Concord Mews - Community Photo 40 photos
  • $1,756 - $3,400
  • 1 BR - 3 BR
Concord, MA 01742 Map

(978) 432-9121 Check Availability
AVA Somerville - Community Photo 23 photos
  • $1,795 - $2,975
  • Studio - 2 BR
Somerville, MA 02145 Map

(978) 309-5534 Check Availability
Brigham Square - Community Photo 9 photos
  • $2,075 - $2,795
  • Studio - 2 BR
Arlington, MA 02476 Map

(339) 707-7124 Check Availability
Littlebrook Apartments - Community Photo 9 photos
  • $1,125 - $1,725
  • 1 BR - 3 BR
Hudson, MA 01749 Map

(978) 419-1485 Check Availability
J.E. Furnished Apartments - Waltham - Community Photo 8 photos
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  • Studio - 2 BR
Waltham, MA 02451 Map

(781) 728-5274 Check Availability
Arborpoint at Seven Springs - Community Photo 15 photos
  • $1,850 - $3,155
  • 1 BR - 3 BR
Burlington, MA 01803 Map

(781) 618-0532 Check Availability
Avalon North Point Lofts - Community Photo 31 photos
  • $1,945 - $2,100
  • Studio
Cambridge, MA 02141 Map

(617) 631-8987 Check Availability
Simrah Gardens - Community Photo 16 photos
  • $1,200 - $1,695
  • 1 BR - 3 BR
Hudson, MA 01749 Map

(978) 237-0287 Check Availability
Riverbend on the Charles - Community Photo 5 photos
  • $1,172 - $3,260
  • Studio - 2 BR
Watertown, MA 02472 Map

(617) 657-4101 Check Availability
Watch Factory Lofts - Community Photo 9 photos
  • $1,641 - $3,510
  • 1 BR - 3 BR
Waltham, MA 02453 Map

(781) 839-9050 Check Availability
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