Tag: Plants and flowers

BEST: “Treat Trees According To True Value”

BEST: “Treat Trees According To True Value”

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] said they were “alerted this morning to a notice in the Official Gazette that the tree behind the old Magistrates Court building on Reid and Parliament Streets was to be removed”. BEST said, “While the wording in the official notice clearly refers to removal of the tree, the... Read more of this article

Ewing Street Trees: Chief Justice Issues Stay

Ewing Street Trees: Chief Justice Issues Stay

The Chief Justice has just issued a stay of the work to transplant the trees on Ewing Street, and the City of Hamilton said they have “not yet had the opportunity to present any information to the courts” and “look forward to clarifying the issues to the courts at the earliest opportunity.” This follows after yesterday’s... Read more of this article

Starling: Ewing Trees Provide Many Benefits

Starling: Ewing Trees Provide Many Benefits

[Opinion column written by Jonathan Starling] It was heartening to see that some residents of Ewing Street, along with the Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST], took the initiative to defend the street’s trees yesterday [Aug 5]. While it’s true the City of Hamilton did advertise their imminent removal, this advertisement ran in... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: Objections Over Removal Of Trees

Photos/Video: Objections Over Removal Of Trees

[Updated: Protest ends after area MP Walton Brown steps in] Area residents plus a few people from the Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] gathered on Ewing Street this morning [Aug 5] to protest the removal of trees on Ewing Street by the Corporation of Hamilton. BEST previously raised their objections to this, and speaking today... Read more of this article

“Bermuda In Bloom” Stamp Series Released

“Bermuda In Bloom” Stamp Series Released

The Bermuda Philatelic Bureau of the Bermuda Post Office today announced the release of a series of five stamps: Bermuda In Bloom Part 1. “Bermuda’s visitors and residents alike are sure to agree that the striking beauty and abundance of Bermuda’s floras make up a large part of the Island’s charm and tranquility. The Bermuda Post Office... Read more of this article

Floristry Student’s Online Education Appeal

Floristry Student’s Online Education Appeal

A local student who is looking to further her education in floristry in the United Kingdom has turned to popular crowd funding website GoFundMe hoping to raise the necessary funds. Alexandra Arruda has been working in the floristry industry for more than four years, traveling to the United Kingdom in order to complete her professional qualifications. She... Read more of this article

Bermuda Represented At Flower Show In Ireland

Bermuda Represented At Flower Show In Ireland

The 11th World Association of Flower Arrangers [WAFA] World Flower Show was held in Dublin, Ireland from June 18 through June 22, 2014, with several Bermudians taking part in the event in a number of capacities, ranging from general competition to category judging.Nicky Gurret, who recently won a bronze at The Chelsea Flower Show, and her two children,... Read more of this article

Local Fern On Global Threatened Species List

Local Fern On Global Threatened Species List

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature [IUCN] released their latest Red List of Threatened Species on June 10th; including two new entries from Bermuda – the Governor Laffan’s Fern and Bermuda Shield Fern. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species is seen as the global standard for assessing the extinction risk faced by the world’s... Read more of this article

Night-Blooming Cereus Spotted In Mills Creek

Night-Blooming Cereus Spotted In Mills Creek

An event that is said to only occur once per year took place this week, with a night-blooming cereus flower seen in the Mills Creek Road area. Night-blooming cereus — also called queen of the night, lunar flower, and moon flower — are said to bloom on only one or two nights of the year, normally in the summer months of May, June, or July. The... Read more of this article

“Structurally Unsound” Trees To Be Removed

“Structurally Unsound” Trees To Be Removed

The City of Hamilton said they wish to advise residents and the general public that three trees are going to be removed from the median on Ewing Street. A spokesperson said, “An examination of all the trees in the City is currently being undertaken by our own Parks Superintendent and personnel from the Forward Planning section of the Department... Read more of this article


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