The Hingham Land Conservation Trust invites you to its guided spring walk at More-Brewer Park at 165 Hobart Street on Saturday, April 15, 2023 at 10:00 am. Given the limited parking, it is recommended that visitors carpool if possible.
Wayne Ciullo, The Trustees of Reservations Stewardship Manager for the South Shore, will lead us through the fields and woods, over the streams, and past Brewer Pond. Along the way, we’ll see over 30 different identified tree and shrub species. In this past year, the trees were marked with new ID signs thanks to the efforts of Girl Scout Cadette Troop #75399, under the guidance of Scout Leaders Jeannie Ingram and Wendy Finnerty. The Scouts undertook the task of updating a tree inventory completed years ago by the Hingham Garden Club and the Conservation Commission. Over time, the original tree IDs had become illegible or gone missing.
The focus on trees in More-Brewer Park originated with Francis Willard Brewer, who grew up on World’s End. In 1880, he established the Hingham Tree Association, a tree nursery at the corner of Hobart and New Bridge Streets. He also became Hingham’s unofficial tree warden providing trees for planting around town. In the 1880s, he purchased land for a sheep farm, which now forms much of today’s More-Brewer Park. He had a goal of planting every tree species that would grow in Hingham’s climate on the property, which resulted in the variety of trees that we will explore on our walk.
Walkers should dress for the weather and be prepared to travel on uneven terrain. We look forward to seeing you!