Uneven sidewalks are part of history

    Consider this the next time you trip on an uneven sidewalk: the bumps you’re trying to avoid are keeping trees alive. As Chestnut Hill Local columnist Jim Harris points out in Essayworks, the city’s crumbling, uneven sidewalks are the result of a lack of planning by last century’s tree planters. But they’re just a part of our long, bumpy history.

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