TIM PURTELL PHOTO | A dogwood tree on Bateman and North Midway roads.
Latin Name: Cornus florida
Location: The flowering dogwoods have been spectacular this spring. Until last week, a handsome specimen stood out on the corner of Bateman and North Midway. Two others were prominent next to the library and in front of the school. Others were blooming in front of Center homes as well as along Route 114. (more…)
TIM PURTELL PHOTOS | A close-up of the bark of the European white birch.
Latin Names: B. papyrifera, Betula pendula, B. populifolia, B. nigra. (more…)
JULIE LANE PHOTOS
Illegally cut trees off Menhaden Lane.
Suffolk County officials and the Shelter Island Police Department are mum about an ongoing investigation into several acres of trees off Menhaden Lane that were destroyed in January. (more…)
TIM PURTELL PHOTOS | Atlas cedar on the school grounds.
Latin Name: Cedrus atlantica
Location: A dense, multi-branched Atlas cedar thrives on the Shelter Island School grounds next to the vegetable garden. The specimen is most likely the cultivar “Glauca,” also known as the blue Atlas cedar. (more…)
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Gordon Gooding.
Two town committees that are, in many ways, on the same page when it comes to improving water quality and preserving land, are in different chapters when it comes to handling debt service. (more…)