A large tree topped during this past week’s windstorm, landing among the playground equipment at Hunnewell Elementary School in Wellesley. Sharp-eyed parents immediately called Principal Ellen Quirk, and before long the Department of Public Works was onsite to caution tape the area around the climbing structures that were damaged when the tree crashed down.
It is to be determined whether the play structures, which are closed for now, can be repaired. In addition, the integrity of the other trees in the area will be reviewed. Hopefully, those trees will be judged sound, as Hunnewell earlier this year lost its much-loved 200 year-old White Oak which graced the front courtyard area, after it was deemed by an arborist to be a high-risk tree.