Noise: I was not able to attend the last Village of East Hampton Trustee meeting due to a client meeting. I did, however, know one of the presenters, Jamie Banks of Quiet Communities, who I called to follow up. Seems there’s nothing definite with Village, but Jamie did encourage me to do the electric equipment experiment. I’m monitoring the Trustee schedule for upcoming meetings on the subject.
28th Annual LI Horticulture Conference: On March 1st I attended the conference held at Brookhaven National Lab. There were eight topics discussed. Of particular interest was •The Southern Pine Beetle Update: East Hampton and Southampton Towns are cutting down infested trees to reduce beetle populations. The method used to cut the spread of the insect is to identify infested trees, cut them down and cut down a ring of trees surrounding the infested trees. So far, about 18,000 trees have been cut from Westhampton on East. You can search Southern Pine Beetle Long Island for more info; •There was a cool “green roof” study summary on which plants survived and flourished; •Other subjects were biochar soil amendment, plants for pollinators, DEC update, and how to take samples of subject plant material.
I hope you find this of interest,