Perfect Storms Topple Trees, Altering Island's Landscape
Landry Harlan
Nearly two months after a string of northeasters battered the Island, environmental groups are still cleaning up thousands of downed trees.
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State Forest Gets a Spruce Up on Park Serve Day
Landry Harlan
Volunteers pitched in at the Manuel F. Correllus State Forest Saturday morning, marking Park Serve Day, a day that highlights commonwealth parklands.
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Friends Group Forms to Support the State Forest
Julia Wells

Marking a first in the long history of the Manuel F. Correllus State Forest, a charitable friends group has formed for the 5,000-acre forest.

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State Forest Walk Rescheduled for Thursday
Alex Elvin
Eclogists will lead a tour of the state forest on Thursday — rescheduled from Wednesday due to rain in the forecast. The tour begins at 9 a.m. at forest headquarters.
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Reforesting Begins On Vineyard
Vineyard Gazette
Over 700,000 two and three year seedlings of pine and poplar are to be planted on the State Reservation this summer. The work, which is now in progress, is being done under the state Bureau of Forestry.
 
The tiny trees are planted in beds at first, and then, as they grow larger and stronger, are transplanted, being placed in spots best calculated to insure rapid and healthy growth.
 
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The Vineyard Forest Reserve
Vineyard Gazette
With the latest acquisition of land by the state, the order of tak­ing of which by the Department of Conservation was published in last week’s paper, the forest reserve on Martha’s Vineyard comprises about 5000 acres. Encircling the heath hen reservation, which consists of 640 acres, this tract extends over the eastern plain lands, the least valuable of any land on the Island.
 
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New Superintendent Appointed for State Forest
Sara Brown

Chris Bruno, formerly an assistant superintendent with The Trustees of Reservations, took the helm as superintendent of the Manuel F. Correllus State Forest last month.

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State Forest Superintendent Steps Down
Steve Myrick

The superintendent of the Manuel Correllus State Forest will leave this week after two years on the job. Virginia Dautreuil steps down Sept. 2.

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New Superintendent Named for State Forest
Olivia Hull

Virginia Dautreuil, 35, started training Wednesday morning for her new role as superintendent of the Manuel F. Correllus State Forest. A Connecticut native, Ms. Dautreuil is the third person and first woman to hold the post.

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State Looks to Hire Superintendent for Correllus Forest
Olivia Hull
The state conservation and recreation department is accepting applications for a superintendent following the sudden death of John J. Varkonda in late December. Mr. Varkonda was 55 and had been steward of the state forest for 26 years.
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