Ask a master gardener: Help protect Vermont forests

SMALL, WHITE COTTONY balls lined up along the twigs of the hemlock tree indicate the presence of the hemlock woolly adelgid. Photo: Connecticut Agricultural Experimental Station,

As you hit the trails this winter, take a close look at Vermont’s forests. Some trees are threatened by invasive forest insects, and in some places, you might be the only one to spot them.

Shelburne Museum acquires John Singleton Copley portrait

JOHN SINGLETON COPLEY (1738-1815), Mrs. John Scollay (Mercy Greenleaf), 1763. Oil on canvas, 35 1/4 x 28 in. Collection of Shelburne Museum, purchased with funds from Judith and James Pizzagalli, Marna and Charles Davis, Christine and Robert Stiller, and Heidi Drymer and Peter Graham. Image courtesy Shelburne Museum

SHELBURNE — Shelburne Museum has acquired a portrait by John Singleton Copley entitled “Mrs.


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