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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Not Just for Squirrels: Go Nuts for Acorns
Suzan Bellincampi

Heads up! The most necessary fall accessory this year is not the sweater. It is the hard hat. It seems to be raining acorns.

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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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Norway Maples Grow Fast, Live Long
Suzan Bellincampi
Don’t blame Norway. The invasion of the Norway maple tree on U.S. soil is definitely not the fault of the Norwegians.
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After Rough Winter, Trees Feel the Heat
Suzan Bellincampi

Some of our evergreens are struggling. Notice the yellow, brown or red leaves on normally green plants, and the dead-looking limbs on the trees and shrubs in your yard. 

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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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