Shrewsbury's Most Famous Trees
Unfortunately, Shrewsbury's most famous trees are not with us anymore.
There were two "famous" trees back in the "old days," according to Michael Perna, Shrewsbury town historian. And sadly, the trees are no longer with us.
One of these famous trees was the Shrewsbury Elm, which, according to Perna, stood just about where the Shrewsbury Public Library is now. The elm was eventually disposed of after it died. The second of the famous trees was the "Mason Elm," which towered above Elm Street, and was reported to be the second largest tree in Worcester County in the "Trees of Worcester" in 1894. While the Mason House is still there, the tree, believe Perna, is not.