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.

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.

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.