Massachusetts is rich in American history that documents the dilemma of all the State's mature Elm shade trees dying. Leading up to the American Revolution, patriots would have to be careful where they assembled, because their punishment could be imprisonment or even death by the British. On August 14th 1765, a group of men were protesting the Stamp Act underneath a large upright Elm tree, and they lynched two tax collectors at the demonstration against the increased taxation. The Elm tree where the protest occurred became known as the “Liberty Tree” and once the other colonies heard about this they adopted their own “Liberty Tree” as safe havens to hold public meetings.
The State tree of Massachusetts is the Elm tree, which is a large growing shade tree, growing to be 90ft tall at full maturity. The cultivation of the Elm tree was extremely easy until the early 1900's when the Dutch Elm Disease threatened its very existence, but Ty Ty Nursery offers disease and insect resistant Elm trees for you.
Massachusetts gardening can be difficult for some, since the size of the trees can be a concern. There are several techniques to help grow Massachusetts fruit trees . The size of the fruit tree all depends on the type of the root-stock on which the tree is grafted to. For example, a Golden Delicious Apple tree grafted onto a seedling root-stock will reach a mature height of 30ft, while a Red Delicious Apple tree grafted onto MM.111 will reach a mature height of 15ft. Choosing trees grafted onto a dwarf or semi-dwarf root stock will help all Massachusetts gardeners have better control over the size of their eventual fruit tree heights. Becoming very popular with apartment dwellers and small home owners is container fruit tree growing. Massachusetts fruit trees grown in containers will bear fruit, and if the trees are bought mature enough the fruit trees could bear the first year. Ty Ty Nursery has an extensive selection of bearing size fruit trees available to all Bay State garden fanatics.
USDA growing zones are 5, 6, and 7, the State of Massachusetts has established itself as a premier fruit orchard production State. Some of the favorite types of Massachusetts fruit trees are apple, pear, Asian pear and also peach trees. Planting a home orchard of fruit trees requires a great deal of time and patience. The friendly and knowledgeable staff at Ty Ty Nursery can help you choose which type of fruit trees will do best in your MA climate.
Fruit trees in MA are just one of the many, most popular types of trees grown, the others are shade trees and flowering trees. Massachusetts is known for it amazing knock out fall color and nut trees. The Silver and Sugar Maple are two native Massachusetts trees that will impress all plant and tree lovers. Other non-native trees that will make your yard stand out in the fall would be Tulip Poplar and Ginkgo. Another way to make a bold statement in your yard is to add beautiful, native, Massachusetts flowering trees. Dogwood, a native flowering tree, will grow and thrive in MA. One of the most popular flowering trees is the Kwanzan Japanese Flowering Cherry tree. Many patriotic gardener's want to duplicate the landscape that they see when visiting Washington, D.C. and then return home to add a couple of beautiful Flowering Cherry trees that will help accomplish this goal.
Ty Ty Nursery cultivates numerous types of specimen cold hardy palm trees. Your backyard garden in MA may not have that tropical get away feel you desire, but by adding a cold hardy, Chinese Windmill Palm or a Needle Palm you can have the feeling of being at the beach all year round. The Chinese Windmill Palm tree is cold tolerant in Massachusetts and has survived temperature of minus 20 degrees Fahrenheit and grows to a mature size of around 20ft. These MA cold hardy palms will survive your subfreezing temperatures year after year and are a must to have around any Massachusetts pool.