This study analyzes the struggle for survival by trees growing along Massachusetts roadsides. Street tree problems have been prevalent for many years. Several organizations have proposals to help solve the street tree dilemma. A majority of the proposed cures have dealt with the application of sound arboricultural principles and latest technological advances. The tree authorities attempted to strengthen their programs by attending short courses and seminars. The utility companies have also sought to solve the problems of keeping their distribution lines clear of obstructions from trees so that both trees and utilities can exist harmoniously.