WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2017

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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three redbud, one American holly, one sourwood, and one yellowwood — planted for Arbor Day by the Town in cooperation with the Tree Advisory Group. Weston Garden Club donated funds and manpower to plant more than 100 native shrubs and perennials chosen for their contributions to the health of the ecosystem. Plants selected for the garden are species that have been here for hundreds of years, gener- ally in New England and some from other areas in the U.S. They are plants townspeople might like to have in their gardens, meeting that aesthetic while fitting the sunny, moderate-to-dry growing conditions at the War Memorial. Club members maintain the garden throughout summer and fall, as watering restrictions permit. For Weston Garden Club, the magic of the Forbes Land endures. Club president Cynthia Chapra says, "We're fortunate to have many members who are knowledgeable, active, and passionate about the natural world and civic beautification. Over the years they have worked hard to keep paths on Forbes Land clean and clear, and the woodlands free of some invasive species." This fall, spicebush and red maples will show beautiful color. Partridgeberry will pro- duce red berries close to the ground and sensitive ferns will send up fertile fronds that persist into winter. With the reintroduction and revitalization of Forbes Land, 25 years of natural beauty will be celebrated. For More Information n Walks on Weston Conservation Land: A Guide by Elmer Jones can be purchased at Weston Conservation Department, Weston Town Hall, for $15. The guide includes a calendar of bloom from April through September and a list of Weston wildlife. n The map Parks, Conservation, and Municipal Lands in the Town of Weston (2016) produced by Weston Forest and Trail Association and Weston Land Trust can also be purchased there for $10. n Membership in Weston Forest and Trail Association helps support maintenance of trails throughout Weston. Visit www.westonforesttrail.org for information on Sunday walks and how to join. B A C K G R O U N D C O U R T E S Y O F W E S T O N G A R D E N C L U B / P H O T O B Y M O L L Y V A R N A U "Forbes Land is a unique three-way partnership that promotes education, conservation, and management." › E m i l y S c h a d l e r, We s t o n C o n s e r v a t i o n S t e w a r d s h i p p r o g r a m c o o r d i n a t o r 64 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | f a l l 2 0 1 7 Where Nature Reigns

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