Science Behind Autumn's Palette

Adding to the wonder of October is the changing foliage. Leaves have begun to show their true fall colors

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Sitting Pretty with the King of Vineyard's White Oaks

A big white oak tree on North Road, considered a “wolf tree,” is the king of white oaks on the Vineyard.

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Wasps to Fungi; The Gall of It All

It may take some gall to defend some of summer’s ugliest harbingers, but hear me out.

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Red Maples Reveal Themselves

Now is the time for red maples (and other species) to come out as their true selves.

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A Lot to Love About Willows

The timing of pussy willows’s budding may have contributed to their use in the holiday fun and games.

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Edgartown Defers on Life of Shade Trees

After a somewhat testy hearing Monday, Edgartown selectmen deferred a decision on whether to allow two shade trees to be cut down on Cooke street. Contractor Norman Rankow wants permission to remove the two trees from a property at 140 Cooke.

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Homeowners Downsize Garage to Make Room for Pagoda Tree

The Edgartown homeowners whose plans sparked public outcry have scaled back their design. The architect for Tom and Mary Folliard told two town commissions that his clients have decided to build a one-car garage.

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Plea for Pagoda

The pagoda is living history, a centenarian, it’s an antique, and in the plant world, it is art! Please be a conservationist in the true sense by sharing the pagoda with Edgartown and all tree huggers of the world.

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Shade Tree Removal Occupies Edgartown Selectmen

The board reviewed three requests for shade tree removal at their meeting Monday, including on South Summer street. In Edgartown, trees that stand within a public way cannot be removed without a hearing in front of the selectmen.

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In Pagoda Controversy, Conservation Commission Will Reconsider

In the wake of public outcry over a plan by a homeowner to build a garage next to a historic Edgartown pagoda tree, the conservation commission has voted to reconsider.

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