Fresh Pond Reservation Plant List

Since the adoption of our 2001 Fresh Pond Master Plan, we have strived to establish native plant communities in every restored portion of the reservation. It is shown that native Massachusetts ecosystems protect water quality of Massachusetts ponds, lakes, and reservoirs best.

All plants selected in our plantings come from this 2019 approved comprehensive list

Read an excerpt from the Fresh Pond Reservation Sustainable Landscape Management Plan discussing guiding principles, planting goals, criteria for plant selection and ecosystem management, native soil ecosystems, and plant list categories.