Ivory Silk Lilacs Join Oak Bluffs Streetscape Plan
The Oak Bluffs select board voted 4-0 to approve Ivory Silk Lilac trees to line Circuit avenue after a recommendation from Polly Hill Arboretum executive director Tim Boland.
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West Tisbury Tree Survey Looks to the Arboreal Future
The trees of West Tisbury now have their own advisory group.
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Oak Bluffs Streetscape Project Has Downtown Buzzing
It’s an uncharacteristically noisy holiday season on Circuit avenue, but the downtown buzz in Oak Bluffs isn’t from tourists and shoppers. Instead it comes from chain saws and leaf blowers.
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Town Will Spare Music Street Tree From the Saw
Holly Pretsky

An old oak tree that arches over Music street in West Tisbury will be left alone despite its declining condition, selectmen decided this week.

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Damaged by Trucks, Old Oak on Music Street Faces Uncertain Future
Holly Pretsky

A large oak tree that graces the east side of Music street near Middle Road will soon die, the West Tisbury tree warden told selectmen this week.

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Small in Stature, Huge in Spirit: the Bonsai Club
Noah Asimow
Every third Tuesday of the month, the Martha's Vineyard Bonsai Club, a group as varied and ageless as the tiny junipers, jades and jasmines in their possession, gathers.
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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
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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