Northeast Gardening: RosemaryK picture (Reviewing 2015 Projects and Plants, Challenges and Results)
Forum: Northeast Gardening
And the balsams are listed as native to the Northeast, too. With growing natives in mind, I am starting dwarf white pines but they have been tricky. The european and asian pines have been easier overall. I had to search until finding a dwarf red fir, which is doing fine though nurtured from a tiny sprout, and the dwarf hemlock, Gentsch white, is a winner for dry shade and reputed resistance to pests.
Do you want an icky picture for Halloween? I can post the apple cedar rust that we had to cut off one by one from the eastern "cedar" last spring. It was disgusting. And I have given up on any native hazelnuts because of the pests and considering how nice the avellana hybrids apparently are.