Nearly two months after a string of northeasters battered the Island, environmental groups are still cleaning up thousands of downed trees.


An unassuming little European plant called Carex disticha, or Brown sedge, was discovered last year on the shore of Sengekontacket Pond. It is the first found in the United States.

A small herbarium at Polly Hill Arborteum is helping researchers monitor climate change, which has already left its mark on flowering plants in the region.

Nobel prize winning physician Dr. Eric Chivian will speak on the topic of climate change at Polly Hill Arboretum next Wednesday.

Polly Hill Arboretum will celebrate Arbor Day on Friday, April 28 with an afternoon of tree-themed activities.

Polly Hill Arboretum and The Grey Barn will host a two-part fruit tree pruning workshop.