TIM PURTELL PHOTO
Sourwood flowers and buds.
Latin name: Oxydendrum arboreum
Location: Two sizable sourwoods have long thrived in the Heights—one near the tennis court at the corner of Summerfield Place and Clinton Avenue, the other at the corner of Waverly Place and Bay Avenue. A smaller one, donated by Friends of Trees in 2016 as an Arbor Day tree, stands in front of the Police Station. Another resides in the Sylvester Manor garden.
TIM PURTELL PHOTO | American elm in the Heights.
Latin Name: Ulmus americana
Locations: The American elm is a rare tree on Shelter Island. One large tree grows in the Heights across from the tennis court and there’s another elm nearby on the ferry line road. There’s a nice specimen in Sylvester Manor to the right side of the entrance road as you approach the Manor. And three huge trees can be found on the sides of Baldwin, South Menantic, and Sunshine roads. In East Hampton, magnificent old trees line Main Street and other locations. (more…)
TIM PURTELL PHOTO | The spring flowers of the red maple.
Latin name: Acer rubrum
Locations: A large, old red maple grows in front of the Chase Bank. They can also be can be seen along Cobbetts Lane, Menantic Road by Bowditch, and Midway Road. (more…)
TIM PURTELL PHOTO | Eastern red cedar tree.
Latin name: Juniperus virginiana
Actually, it’s a juniper: Despite its common name, red cedar is really a juniper. They’re called cedars because they reminded the first colonists of European cedars. (more…)