Richard Sullivan Fay
History of Essex County Massachusetts:
with Biographical Sketches, Volume 1 - Google Books
He commenced at once... "covering the hills with innumerable trees, many of which he planted with his own hands. He imported larches, maples, firs, pines in large quantities, planted acorns constantly in his walks about the estate, and succeeded in converting a rough and somewhat unattractive landscape into a variegated forest, through which winds an avenue of great beauty, bordered by deciduous and evergreen trees distributed with great taste, and constituting a charming combination of variety and luxuriance of foliage"