This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V24", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
Among the interesting things noted at Allen-town was the employment of the English Bird Cherry, Cerasus padus, as a street tree. People from the South often wish they could have the Carolina Cherry (Cerasus Carolinianus) as they see it South, but, except the Evergreen foliage, they have something quite as pretty in this. The trees were loaded with long racemes of white flowers, giving to the surrounding atmosphere a Hawthorn-like fragrance. It has an advantage in never getting too large, as so many street trees do.