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Wellesley Cub Scouts, DPW join forces to plant trees, shrubs

cub scouts, longfellow pond


Sprague and Hardy Cub Scouts in early May planted a River Birch tree, two Willow Trees and five Winterberry shrubs along the east bank of Longfellow Pond to help enhance the pond’s wildlife habitat and improve the walking trail. This service day activity was set up by Pack 140 and the Department of Public Works’ Park Division as part of Wellesley`s Tree City USA, Arbor Day activity.

Along with planting, the Scouts indulged in their well-established passion for both dirt and rock-skipping. They were assisted by parents and two grandfathers, several of whom remembered planting trees as children, still visiting them nostalgically decades later. Pack 140 Scouts can do the same in the decades to come, as long as they keep their orienteering skills sharp and compasses at the ready: the trees can be found at 42°18’34.6″N, 71°15’10.4″W.

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