Arboriculture Volume 6

Arboriculture Volume 6

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...of giant size and great usefulness to the settlers about the Wabash River, and as soon as seeds could be obtained he planted them on his farm. One tree from this planting remains, and is remarkable as being the largest Catalpa speciosa tree in the world which has been planted by human hands. This tree is seen in the center of our illustration. There are other large Catalpa trees in the forest bordering the Wabash River, but these are indigenous and of native growth, while Fayette County is 250 miles from any natural-growth Catalpa trees. From a study of the measurements of all the trees in this grove we find that the Catalpa speciosa has exceeded all others in rate of growth, having increased 1.85 inches girth per annum. In the grove are fifty-four trees remaining, about half having been removed: Three tulip (yellow poplar), 16, 20 and 20 inches diameter respectively. Three sugar maple, 14, 15 and 16 inches diameter respectively. One Norway spruce, 10 inches diameter. Three black walnut, 20, 22 and 24 inches diameter respectively. Five white ash, 14, 16, 18, 20 and 24 inches diameter respectively. Three American linden, 18, 18 and 20 inches diameter respectively. Twenty white pine, ranging from 10 to 24 inches diameter; mean diameter of white pine, 18 inches. Two sycamores of older growths. One hackberry, 14 inches diameter. One black locust, 14 inches diameter. One silver maple, 24 inches diameter. Five elm, American white, 24 to 30 inches diameter. One original forest elm, 300 years old, 14 feet girth. One wild black cherry, 21 inches diameter. One balsam fir, 10 inches diameter. One Catalpa speciosa, girth one foot from ground, 90 inches; 30 inches diameter. Girth 20 feet from ground, 78 inches; height, 90 feet This grove was never...show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236894545
  • 9781236894540