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Trees for Climate Change

September 7, 2020
News: General News

Trees for Climate Change

In case you missed it, the Boston Sunday Globe printed an excellent article in the Address Section on trees that are heat tolerant, and will be successful in the Climate change environment. The suggestion below are offered by John DelRosso, head arborist at the Harvard Arnold Arboretum in Jamaica Plain, Ma.

Medium Native Street Trees

Name                                                   Scientific Name                           Family

Thornless Honey Locust                         (Gleditsia Triacanthos inermis)              Fabaceae

Hackberry                                             (Celtis occidentalis)                               Ulmaceae

Kentucky Coffeetree                             (Gymnecladis dioicus)                           Fabaceae

Northern Catalpa                                  (Catalpa speciose)                                 Bignoniaceae

Large Native Shade Trees

Cucumber Tree                                     (Magnolia acumiata)                             Magnoliaceae

Northern Red Oak                                 (Quercus rubra)                                    Fabaceae

Black Oak                                             (Quercus velutina)                                Fabaceae

Native Ornamental Trees and Bushes

American Holly                                     (Ilex opaca)                                           Aquifolaceae

Eastern Redbud                                    (Cercis Canadensis)                               Fabaceae

Hawthorne                                           (Crataegus macroaperma)                     Rosaceae

Beach Plum                                          (Prunus Maritimc)                                 Rosaceae


Checking on line sources these species are readily available from commercial suppliers and Arbor Day. Some I found supplied from Midwestern Sources, however this is not a problem. I have buying fruit tree saplings from a Midwestern source for some time now.
The wood from the mature trees is interesting mix of color and suitability for woodworking. While we may not benefit from new plantings in our lifetime, these are moderately fast growing and could provide excellent color, spring flowers, fall foliage and summer shade for us. Our heirs and future woodworkers will appreciate our efforts.
I am thanking a local family, whose great grandparents planted Black Walnut, that I now have 100 board feet in logs to be sawed into boards. The price was right, pick it up and take it home.


Jim Allen
Groton, Ma

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Please be aware that there is a scammer answering these ads. Be careful!!!!

I recommend that you only take CASH or checks from people you know. Very little of the stuff that is advertised is so rare or such a great deal that someone would hire an “agent” to ship it.




If you are selling something online, as a business or through classifieds ads, you may be targeted by an overpayment scam.

The scammer will contact you, make you an offer—often quite generous—then make payment through credit card or cheque. They will be for an amount that is greater than the agreed price.

The scammer will contact you with an apology for the overpayment, offering a fake excuse. The scammer might tell you that the extra money was included to cover agent’s fees or extra shipping costs. Or they may just say they simply made a mistake when writing the cheque.

The scammer will then ask you to refund the excess amount or they will ask for you to forward the amount through to a third party. They will ask for this to through an online banking transfer, pre-loaded money card, or a wire transfer such as Western Union. You then discover that their cheque has bounced or the credit card had been a stolen or fake card.

A newer variation on this scam involves online sales, usually through classified sites, where the scammer pretends to have made a payment for a larger than agreed amount through services such as PayPal by sending a fake receipt of payment. The scammer will claim that the money is being held until you forward on the extra money.

If you send any money, you will not get it back. If you have already sent the ‘sold’ item you will lose this as well. At the very least, the scammer will have wasted your time and prevented you from accepting any legitimate offers on your sale.

I just wanted other Sellers to be careful as I see some valuable machines for sale here.