Shelburne celebrates Arbor Day on Saturday

Shelburne celebrates Arbor Day on Saturday

Arbor Day is Friday but Shelburne will mark the occasion on Saturday with a variety of events hosted by the Shelburne Tree Advisory Committee. The public celebration will be held on the Shelburne parade, the green at Church Street and Falls Road starting at 1 p.m. Officials will publicly acknowledge the recent “Tree City USA”… Read More »

Boy Scout Christmas tree sale proceeds go a long way

Boy Scout Christmas tree sale proceeds go a long way

By Jim Brangan Every year since 1976, the scouts of Shelburne Boy Scout Troop 602 have sold Christmas trees on the Shelburne Parade. Between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve, the boys face all types of weather while slinging evergreens off the truck, grading and pricing them, keeping the racks full, and happily selling trees to neighbors,… Read More »

Shelburne awarded grant for Parade Ground tree care

Shelburne awarded grant for Parade Ground tree care

The Shelburne Tree Advisory Committee reports that Shelburne has been awarded a $1,350 grant to care for six trees showing wear and tear on the parade ground green in the village. The Caring for Canopy grant from the Vermont Urban and Community Forestry Program will fund root invigoration for six ash and sycamore trees along… Read More »

Eagle Scout projects have a big impact

Eagle Scout projects have a big impact

by Mary Ann Lickteig Eagle Scout projects are dotted all over Shelburne, and thanks to Shelburne Boy Scout Troop 602, four new ones are nearing completion. • Nate Brangan rehabilitated and rebuilt a quarter mile of Clarke Trail in Shelburne Bay Park. • Nathaniel Mick designed and coordinated the construction of four benches for Bay… Read More »

Changes planned for Shelburne Veterans Monument landscaping

Changes planned for Shelburne Veterans Monument landscaping

The Veterans’ Monument on the Village Green is a quiet, strong presence in the midst of a busy spot. This is part of its appeal – the meditative space sits next to a bustling green, accompanied frequently by the farmers market, Boy Scouts selling Christmas trees, or children playing. Though the outdoor space was planted… Read More »

Shelburne Dog Park needs to find a new home

By Mark Kobzik The Shelburne Dog Park’s future is officially uncertain now that state and town officials have agreed that it must be moved from its current wetland location on Harbor Road. After much review with state environmental officials, Dog Park Committee Chair Kay Boyce told the selectboard Tuesday night that it is clear the… Read More »

Leaflit — American Sycamore

Leaflit — American Sycamore

Welcome to the first installment of LEAFlit, an occasional column by the Shelburne Tree Advisory Committee about a tree species native to our area. This committee aims to raise public awareness of trees by providing information on how to identify various species. Committee members will be at Saturday’s Shelburne Farmers Market to sign up volunteers… Read More »

News from the Pierson Library

Thursday Drop by the library on Thursday, May 18 for the 3:15pm showing of the PG-rated movie “The Lorax.” This Dr. Seuss film will entertain you and help you understand the importance of trees in the environment. This showing is being held in conjunction with the Shelburne Tree Advisory Committee, which works to bring awareness… Read More »