Old Cairn

There is a deep respect for the trees in Blue Hill. The Hollow is home to some of New England’s greatest arbor. Blue Hill even keeps an office for tree care and management. This ‘Tree Warden’ keeps a yearly catalog of the events within the city as pertains to the Elms, Maples, Applewood and other verdant sundries.

The strange ritualism of the Hollow’s celebrations strikes outsiders as quaint. Generally the festivities or odd comments are written off as traditionalism from colonial heritage. Every equinox and solstice the gnarled apple tree atop old cairn (the highest foothill under the Mountain) takes center stage of the festival. Harvest, snow, tilling, and summer games mark the outward and normal appearances of such a fair.

Old Cairn

Blue Hill Hollow AaronKarrick