American Forestry Volume 21-22

American Forestry Volume 21-22

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...many cases where a slight filling of about one foot or even two feet has not hurt the tree at all, but it is important in all cases to keep the soil away from the bark of the trunk in order to prevent decay, which may set in in due time. The specimen which you sent shows the presence of the "bag worm," an insect which spends the winter in a baglike covering and which emerges in the early summer and feeds on the foliage. You probably have not noticed this bag worm, and I am, therefore, returning the specimen so that you may see it. If these bag worms are numerous on the trees it is a wise thing to remove and destroy them at once before the mature caterpillar emerges from those winter nests. Q.-Ve have just organized a shade tree commission in our city and would like to know what to do next towards caring for our trees. H. C. U., Pa. A. Appoint a city forester or obtain the services of a consulting arborist to make an inspection of the trees and to prepare a detailed working plan for the first year's work. He will soon be able to report on the number and variety of trees growing and extent of work necessary. He will point out the trees and branches that are dangerous and should be removed at once. The control of insect pests, the protection of trees from mutilation by horses, etc., the need of planting new trees and the kinds suitable, the incorporation of a street tree ordinance, etc., will receive his further consideration. From his report you will be able to determine what appropriation is absolutely urgent for the first year and just how to organize the force of men that will take care of your trees. ADVICE FOR APRIL SPRAYING Prepare for spraying campaign during May and June. It would be well to procure at an early date the...show more

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  • Paperback | 646 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 33mm | 1,134g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236763688
  • 9781236763686