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Honoring the roots of the land trust movement

New trail recalls once-proud stand of Waverley oaks

The Waverley Trail stretches east from the Beaver Brook Reservation in Belmont. The Waverley Trail stretches east from the Beaver Brook Reservation in Belmont. (Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff)
By Kathleen Burge
Globe Staff / June 11, 2009

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BELMONT - The oaks were once so majestic that tourists came by trolley and rail to gaze at the grove. More than a century ago, these nearly two dozen ancient trees in Belmont's Waverley section inspired the creation of the world's first regional land trust. Now only one remains, in a vale on the Beaver Brook Reservation. (Full article: 795 words)

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