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Landscape White Papers

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Download best practices relating to the management, maintenance, and preservation of our historic landscapes. Historic New England's properties comprise more than 1,350 acres of all categories of land type - farms, woodland, lawns, and gardens - and landscape features - fences, walls, garden structures, and paths.  The following white papers refer to the management, maintenance, and preservation of these landscapes and their features.

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Browse a collection of white papers addressing the management and care of our trees and woody shrubs.

Turf Management

This document focuses on the lawn and field maintenance (PDF) around the museum properties.

Property Lines

Link to a document discussing why we need to monitor our property lines (PDF) and then what steps are required to create a boundary survey (PDF).

Site Drainage

A collection of white papers about site drainage.


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Landscape White Papers