Roots of a Movement; Tree Stewards of Oak Bluffs Dig in

On Saturday, the tree stewards of Oak Bluffs hosted an inaugural tree planting at Niantic, Nashawena and Wesleyan parks, planting 10 trees with the help of 26 volunteers.

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New Disease Takes Its Toll on Island Beech Trees

Beech leaf disease has made its way to the Island and its devastation to the Vineyard's abundant beech tree population is starting to show.

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Effort to Restore West Tisbury's Trees Starts to Take Root

Two towering American elms are returning to West Tisbury for the first time in decades after the species was wiped out by Dutch elm disease.

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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

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

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

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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