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.

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.


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.

The trees of West Tisbury now have their own advisory group.


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.


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