Due to the generosity of many Fishers Island cemetery families, eleven new trees were planted in the cemeteries this spring. They join the four new ones that were planted last year. The three cemeteries suffered significant storm damage over the last few years and many trees had to be removed. The new trees planted are native to the area and will be appealing to birds and other pollinators. Over the next few years more trees will be planted as funds will allow.
New Cemetery Trees
1 Acer rubrum – red maple
1 Querlus ruba – red oak
2 Oxydendrum arboretums – Sourwoods
1 Nyssa Sylvatica – Black Gum
1 Winterking Hawthorn
1 Cercis – Canadensis – redbud
1 Cornus Florida – dogwood
Many thanks to Race Rock Garden Co. for the excellent job they did cleaning up the storm damage in the three cemeteries and replanting the new trees.
The Fishers Island Cemetery Committee