Island Tree

August 31, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) (from left) David Gladstone, vice president of business banking at Citizens Bank, and Gerry Wright, president of Friends of Jamaica Pond and organizer of Olmsted 2022, plant a willow tree on Shea’s Island in the pond on Aug. 24 to replace a tree that fell last year in Hurricane Irene. There have been local concerns that the human-made island is eroding. The Parks Department spokesperson Jacque Goddard said the tree was planted without permission, but that it will stay.