This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V21", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
Twenty-four or more years ago the late Richard Fay, of Lynfield, Mass., planted about two hundred acres on his estate with forest trees, among which were the European Larch. In connection with the late Samuel Pitman, a nurseryman of standing, and a personal friend of Mr. Fay, I was informed that the larch trees after growing to timber size had become badly diseased. It would therefore certainly be wise for my fellow citizens of Essex County, Mass., to visit Mr. Fay's plantation before going largely into the planting of the European Larch.