Title

The author describes how elms were planted as "Liberty Trees" in Colonial Massac

Authors

Ken Textor

Source

Down East

Date

10-1-2005

Pages

144, 90

Abstract

The author describes how elms were planted as "Liberty Trees" in Colonial Massachusetts, which included Maine. When the author's own elm trees in the town of Addison began to succumb to Dutch elm disease, neighbors said the wood was too difficult to split. He used it for firewood anyway, and milled planks found their way into three boats and a set of kitchen cupboards.

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