Bulletin Volume 37-42

Bulletin Volume 37-42

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ... advantage was often taken of defects that rendered them less valuable for lumber. Black Gum, which has no value at Sewanec, either for saw timber or for firewood, was not cut. But wherever possible, valuable trees like hickory and oak were left standing near Black Gum to fight against it for the occupation of the soil exposed by the lumbering. Regard was also paid to the exposure of the trees on Southerly Slope to heavy winds. Fewer trees on this slope wero marked for removaI. Wherever Tulip-tree, growing at the base of the escarpment, lifted its top above the plateau, it was left in the hope that its seed would fall on the plateau and germinate. Lumbering on the plateau was confined to the removal of large trees for sawlogs and ties. A profit of $500 was made on the plateau the first y ear. The University has not yet entirely stopped the cutting of valuable trees for firewood on the plateau. Such cutting is still going on, to the detriment of the forest. A great deal more might be made out of such trees by cutting them into sawlogs and ties. The restricting of grazing on the plateau has not yet been accomplished. An attempt, however, will bo made to confine the grazing to a definite part of the Domain. The problem of keeping out fires has apparently been solved. The logging contractor made an arrangement with the University by which he agreed to hire men to put out any fire discovered on the Domain. The men hired are paid by the University for the time actually employed. Several dangerous fires have been suppressed by this means at small cost--$9.10 in 1902. TREES NATIVE TO THE UNIVERSITY DOMAIN. Trees native to The University Domain--Continued. Preferred name. Local names. Botanical name. Quercus coccinea Muenchh. Quercus velutina Lam....show more

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  • Paperback | 94 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236838696
  • 9781236838698