Category Archives: trees

Weston Tree Survey, aka Lorax Identification Matrix

Last week, the Owl receieved an announcement about a Tree Survey that the Town is doing to gauge resident anxiety over tree death by private hands (I am summarizing). Oh all right, here is the actual town wording: Members of the Planning Board, Select Board, Tree Advisory Group, and the Sustainability Committee are working with the Town Planner in examining Weston’s

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College Pond’s Apple Orchard: Why Town Meeting Matters

As most residents of Weston know, the town is blessed with 2,000 acres of Conservation and open space, much of it donated or purchased in the 1950s through the 1970s. Without the tireless work of Weston Forest & Trail volunteers as well as people who thought more about community than about 7,000 square foot houses, Weston would look a lot

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Town Center Gets New Trees and a Watering Trough Refill

Yesterday (and the day before), the Owl took a little flap around the Town Green. While Monday evening’s visit was a little upsetting–the planting of Japanese knotweed is alternately shocking and hilarious–Tuesday afternoon’s walk was a bit more successful because TREES. According to Lori Hess, Chair of the Tree Advisory Group and Planning Board member-elect, forty new trees are in

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Tree Advisory Group Sees Renewed Interest, Plus Climate Action Plan and Fur Ban at Select Board this Evening

Perusing the Select Board agenda for tonight, the Owl was surprised and happy to see that there are 7 (seven!!!) candidates for positions on the Tree Advisory Group, also known as TAG. As a pure editorial comment, Weston needs to pay a lot more attention to its trees — they need some care before they fall over from neglect and

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Happy Arbor Day, Weston!

Today is Arbor Day, the Owl’s favorite day of the year! Planting a tree symbolizes nurturing new life, planning for the future, and getting close to our roots, literally and figuratively. As the Arbor Day Foundation says, the simple act of planting a tree represents a belief that the tree will grow to provide us with clean air and water,

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Land’s Sake Earth Day Celebrations – Saturday, April 24

Last year, Earth Day celebrated 50 years, and Land’s Sake, Weston’s beloved community farm, celebrated its 40th birthday. Sadly, all in-person celebrations were canceled due to the pandemic, though the Wes-TEN focused on these milestones–you can see that show here. This year, Land’s Sake will celebrate its 41st birthday by hosting Earth Day celebrations this Saturday, April 24 from 10

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