TIM PURTELL PHOTOS
A Japanese Cedar on the Island.
Cryptomeria or Japanese Cedar
Latin Name: Cryptomeria japonica
Locations: Cryptomeria trees of various sizes are sprinkled throughout the Island. A smallish one grows to the right side of the Library entrance. I’ve seen a magnificent individual in a private garden on Cobbetts Lane and ten mammoth trees stand guard in front of a friend’s home on Linda Road.
JULIE LANE PHOTOS
Illegally cut trees off Menhaden Lane.
Over the next several days, leading to the New Year, the Reporter will be posting our annual Year In Review series of important stories from 2018.
In a brutal environmental crime, Suffolk County officials and the Shelter Island Police Department have remained mum about an ongoing investigation into several acres of trees off Menhaden Lane that were destroyed in January. (more…)
TIM PURTELL PHOTOS
Ginkgo leaves are said to resemble maidenhair ferns.
Ginkgo biloba is the tree of the month.
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE SHELTER ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY.
Shelter Island takes care of its own. These Island groups represent all age groups and address a range of community programs and services, supported largely by volunteer efforts and donations. In addition, each of the Island’s churches provides outreach programs. During this season, please consider helping out or lending a hand — and let us know if we have inadvertently omitted any group.
TIM PURTELL PHOTO The flower of the tulip tree.
Latin Name: Liriodendron tulipifera
Locations: A large, old tulip tree reigns close to Route 114 on the Havens House grounds. On Ram Island, a handsome specimen, donated by the Tuthill Drive Neighbors, grows at the entrance to Tuthill Drive. Three other trees — one between Chase Bank and Justice Hall, a second on Manhanset Road near Cobbetts, and a third on Burro Hall Lane across from the Recycling Center — were planted by Friends of Trees. (more…)