WellesleyWeston Magazine

WINTER 2012/2013

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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Deer Hunting in Weston Acorn Tree & Landscape Design and Construction Offering Large Tree Transplanting Over 2,000 mature trees available to instantly establish your landscape. is allowed from ground level," says Donahue. "They shoot from temporary stands that they strap, not nail, to the trees and which they must remove at the end of the season. The trajectory is downward and range is only 20 to 25 yards. If wounded deer wander onto private land, state game laws specify hunters must contact the state Environmental Police, who also periodically check that hunters have proper licenses and permits." Noting that every year in Weston hunters on private land kill about 20 deer and 30 or more die on the roads, the Commissioner estimates that, given state regulations on hunting limits, altogether 50 to 100 deer will die from human hands in Weston in 2012. "[It's] not enough, but it's a good start," says Donahue, who is not a hunter but added, "Virtually all the hunters I've met are thought- ful and responsible people who love nature. They tend to be great conservationists. We really, really need them back in the environ- mental movement. Hunters and fishermen were great supporters of the key air and water pollution legislation of the 1960s and '70s, and we aren't going anywhere with issues like global warming unless we can rebuild that coalition. I really believe there is a lot more at stake here than just a few deer. " 113 Hand digging large Rhododendron • MA Certified Arborist • Owner Operated • Horticultural Consultant • Planting Plans Installing 40 ft. Sugar Maple with tree spade A leader in New England in large tree & shrub transplanting Harvard, MA • Tel: 978-635-0409 • Fax: 978-635-9840 • acorntree@aol.com Japanese Maple | Dogwood | Beech | Sugar Maple | Spruce | etc... winter 2012/2013 | WellesleyWeston Magazine

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