Friends of the North 40
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Trees and Vegetation

Trees to absorb pollution, soil and roots to clean our water, places for animals to hunt and nest, plants and flowers for our pollinators


Valuable Massachusetts Ecosystems Shrinking, Doing More with Less


All land is not created equal. Some ecosystems do triple duty in the benefits they provide to society. Massachusetts forests, for example, filter public drinking water while also providing habitat for threatened species and storing carbon to combat climate change.


Water and Forests - Education in Nature
Roles of Trees and Forests in Water Qual[...]
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American Forest - Tree Facts
Tree Facts.pdf
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American Forest - Clean Water and Air
Tree Facts Clean Water and Air.pdf
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What's going on at the North 40?

Residents who regularly visit the North 40 – and specifically, the part that was once a dump site – have noticed town employees in the area and heard rumors that trees are going to be removed. Read more...

Vernal Pool Cleanup

Thanks to all of the volunteers who help to maintain this important resource area. Learn more and see photos.

(Spotted Salamander photo courtesy of Joy Marzolf)

Weston Road Gardens will soon be in bloom and bounty! Have a look.

There's even a video:


Wellesley Selectman Barbara Searle and Wellesley College's Ben Hammond sign closing papers. Photo courtesy of Wellesley Townsman

Thank you!

Over 500 People Explored the North 40!

Raptors, Goats and You!

Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.

Frank Lloyd Wright

NRC's 10 Reasons to Preserve North 40
NRC N40 10 Reasons.pdf
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