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CHAPEL HILL
 
Fig Trees
 
      3.  A special aspect of the Lowell landscape is the 
many adjoining vegetable gardens found within Chapel Hill.
Frequently encompassing all available yard space, by mid-
summer the gardens yield large quantities of produce.  Fig 
trees, indigenous to Mediterranean countries, have been 
planted by Portuguese residents who take care to protect 
them from New England winters.  Shrubs, bulbs and 
other plant material enhance the small front yards. 

     4.  Mid-19th century streets were frequently planted 
with trees at regular intervals to provide shade and visual 
relief. Although the automobile, asphalt  paving and 
pollution have contributed to the demise of many of these
trees, a few have survived in their modern urban 
environment.
  

 
 
Tree along side a street
 
  
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