Red Maples Reveal Themselves
Suzan Bellincampi

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
Suzan Bellincampi
The timing of pussy willows’s budding may have contributed to their use in the holiday fun and games.
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Winter Moths Concern Landowners, Confound Scientists
Alex Elvin

With fall coming to an end, winter moths have laid their eggs, but the males can still be seen fluttering around headlights and street lamps across the Island. Many anticipate another wave of defoliation next spring.

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Edgartown Defers on Life of Shade Trees
Steve Myrick

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
Sara Brown

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
Olivia Hull

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
Olivia Hull
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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In Garage versus Pagoda, Town Intervenes on Behalf of Tree
Olivia Hull

Renovations at a private home have put a spotlight on a historic shade tree that graces South Water street and is likely the largest of its kind in the state.

The majestic pagoda tree was brought to the Vineyard as a seedling in a flower pot by a sea captain more than 175 years ago.

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Town Allows Old Shade Trees on South Water Street to Come Down
Sara Brown
One sycamore maple and three Siberian elms will be replaced as part of an Edgartown house renovation. The elms are 50 feet tall but at the end of their life, an arborist said.
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