Ulmus americana Massachusetts (Boxford)
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Ulmus americana Massachusetts (Boxford). Trunk of Boxford elm. Girth 14 1/2 ft. The Boxford Elm marks the location of a treaty between settlers and Native Americans to establish the city of Boxford. Samuel English, Joseph English, and John Umpee claimed title to and demanded money for territory included in Boxford. On January 15, 1701, there was a town meeting held between Native Americans and several other prominent citizens of the town (Thomas and John Perley, Thomas Hazen, and Joseph Bridges). this meeting was held at Thomas Perley’s tavern, which was marked by a huge elm tree, called the Boxford Elm. This is how the tree became associated with the city itself and a prominent landmark.
|Wilson, Ernest Henry, 1876-1930|
|Arnold Arboretum Horticultural Library|
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