A 156-acre tract of undeveloped land in the center of Scarborough has been purchased by the Scarborough Land Trust for preservation. Warren Woods, a tract of woods, fields and wetlands along the Nonesuch River, was sold to the land trust by its previous owner, Harvey Warren, on Dec. 21. The Portland Press Herald, reports that the property was named after Warren’s late wife, Elaine, who died in 2009. Paul Austin, president of the Scarborough Land Trust, called the purchase a “holiday gift” to the town’s people. The trust raised $365,000 for the purchase, $285,000 for the acquisition with enough left over build trails, install signs and maintain the land. The land may have been developed if not bought for preservation.