Arboriculture Volume 7-8

Arboriculture Volume 7-8

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ... severely from want of rain. The roads have been very dusty and many persons have been afflicted with bronchial troubles caused by flying dust obstructing the ducts and air passages, while horses and animals have died by the scores from the same cause. But the forests have had the greatest injury. Millions of dollars worth of valuable timber having been destroyed by fire, it being next to impossible to extinguish a flame when once started. This is no new thing, forest fires have raged almost every year during the heated mouths. Some seasons far more severely than others. Upon each occasion the editorial writers of the great dailies have found a wealth of material for lengthy articles showing the appalling loss of property, of serious loss of life, and have pointed out the sinfulness of the government in not putting out the blaze. Other matters of juicy news coming up next day and the day after the subject has been dropped until the succeeding summer dries up the springs and streams, makes tinder of the finest debris and then pages are written of the newest desolating fires in the great forests. When Congress and the State Legislatures are in session politics runs riot and economics of the forests are seldom thought of and are not mentioned by the press. We have before us no less than fifty fire articles occupying, some of them, a double column. Tomorrow they will be forgotten in the election of a president, governor or senator. The legislature and officials of the various States, and the county officers are responsible for the fire losses. Timber land owners are taxed heavily for their holdings. This money paid into the State and county treasuries is used for other purposes, and in most instances not one penny is applied toward the...show more

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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236742753
  • 9781236742759