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Haynes Bell, a third-year landscape architecture major, saws off dead branches and shapes a tree during a Northeastern volunteer clean-up at the Maurice J. Tobin School in Roxbury. Photo by Alyssa Stone/Northeastern University

Northeastern lends a hand in sprucing up the grounds of a Roxbury school

Haynes Bell, a third-year landscape architecture major, saws off dead branches and shapes a tree during a Northeastern volunteer clean-up at the Maurice J. Tobin School in Roxbury. Photo by Alyssa Stone/Northeastern University

 

They weeded flower beds, pruned trees, and rooted out invasive species. It was all in a day’s work for members of the Northeastern community who dug deep to spruce up the grounds of the Maurice J. Tobin School Tuesday morning in Roxbury, Massachusetts. 

Northeastern police officer Brenda Zirpolo volunteers to weed the flower beds at the Maurice J. Tobin School in Roxbury during a community volunteer event. Photo by Alyssa Stone/Northeastern University
From left to right: Northeastern landscape supervisor Arthur Caputi instructs Haynes Bell, a third-year landscape architecture major, on how to properly prune a tree and Northeastern facilities department project control specialist Roland Albuja removes invasive plants from some of the beds around the Maurice J. Tobin School in Roxbury. Photos by Alyssa Stone/Northeastern University
Northeastern fourth-year psychology and health science major Caroline Swenson weeds a garden at the Maurice J. Tobin School in Roxbury. Photo by Alyssa Stone/Northeastern University
Members of the Northeastern University community volunteer to clean up the gardens and landscape at the Maurice J. Tobin School in Roxbury. Photos by Alyssa Stone/Northeastern University
The vigorous joys of lawn work—pruning, digging, and weeding—were the focus for volunteers at the Maurice J. Tobin School in Roxbury. Photos by Alyssa Stone/Northeastern University

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