Iconic Trees in Spotlight at Polly Hill
Katherine Gianni

Tucked away in the woods of West Tisbury, the Polly Hill Arboretum has served as a not-so-secret garden since 1958.

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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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Juniper Berries: Not Just for the Birds
Suzan Bellincampi
Eastern red cedar is a familiar Island tree.
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Lights Are Grand, But Give the Trees a Hand
Steve Myrick
When it comes to Christmas trees, Oak Bluffs landscaper Mark Crossland might be the Martha’s Vineyard champion of good cheer. Each year he and his employees create a handsome light display in Ocean Park.
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Tisbury Loses Stately, Historic Linden Tree
Marcus C. McGraw
Tisbury has lost one of its oldest residents - the Linden Tree is dead. While some sprouts still appear from its trunk, its vast summer canopy is lost. Now stark branches cast long shadows over Main street shops.
 
“It really looks like it reached the point of no return,” said Connie Leonard, a Tisbury resident. “It was just a part of Main street. It was the accepted spot to meet someone. I wish I had a nickel for every bake sale under that tree.”
 
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Pedigreed Pagoda Tree Gets New Home in Edgartown
Sara Brown

A historic pagoda tree will soon find a new home on South Summer street in Edgartown.

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Finding Hope in Horse Chestnut Trees
Suzan Bellincampi
“How could you not be hopeful if you’ve got a tree around?”
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Bursting Cherry Blossoms of Spring
Suzan Bellincampi
This spring’s cherry blossom show was truly epic, perhaps even chaotic for many hearts.
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Beauty and the Beech
Suzan Bellincampi
While this has been a winter of discontent for many of us, the leaves of the beech tree have calmly endured.
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Science Behind Autumn's Palette
Suzan Bellincampi
Adding to the wonder of October is the changing foliage. Leaves have begun to show their true fall colors
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