This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V20", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
Mr. Samuel Parsons gives a timely caution to planters to avoid the American and choose the Oriental Plane in planting. The Oriental seems free from any disease except a little trouble from a white mildew in the fall, which does not materially affect its beauty •, while the American suffers terribly all over the United States in May by a fungus which destroys the young growth as completely as a hard frost would do. It pushes out a new growth, but the result is a crow's nest appearance, anything but agreeable.
When in Europe last year, the writer examined the trees planted in Prance and England so abundantly, and a similar disease seems by no means uncommon, but it is very trifling in its-effects compared with the attacks here, and, we should judge, in that country it would make little difference which species is planted.