Land Management hosted two cone collection
events at SPB (Southern Pine Beetle) affected locations in spring of 2018 with
the East Hampton Trails Preservation Society and The Group for the East End. As
a result, approximately 10 bushels of native pitch pine cones were collected
and sent to NYSDEC’s Saratoga Tree Nursery for seed cleaning and plant
propagation. This partnership allows for Pitch Pine restoration with
genetically native seedlings grown from seed collected within the Town, thereby
ensuring Pitch pine remains a dominant tree within our local forests.
George Sid Miller Jr. Friend of the Trails
In December of 2018- Land Management staff, Andy Gaites and Andy Drake each proudly accepted the annual “George Sid Miller Jr. Friend of the Trails” award from the East Hampton Trails Preservation Society for the work that they do to maintain local trails.