Forestry; A Journal of Forest and Estate Management Volume 7

Forestry; A Journal of Forest and Estate Management Volume 7

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...ton. The bark was delivered free at adjacent railway stations; and there were also sold privately, at 70s. per ton, some 50 tons of wood and 8 tons of hedgerow bark from Lord Monson's estate. The Ailanthcs Tree.--' Of trees introduced into the United States, ' says the American Lumberman, 'the Ailanthns is said to be a much more valuable one than is generally admitted. For posts no timber is better suited. The testimony of many farmers shows that it is nearly as good as Locust, and for fuel is equal to Oak. It is hardy, grows rapidly, and is said to be well adapted to growth on the prairies in the Western United States. In its native country (China) it often attains a height of 175 ft. The Cork tree could also doubtless be cultivated in many parts of the United States with success. In 1859 a farmer iu Wayne County, Mississippi, 'planted some Spanish Cork acorns received from the Department of Agriculture. Twelve years later he had trees from these acorns, the largest of which were 13 ft. in height, 11 in. in diameter, and the cork round the body was more than one inch in thickness."' An Old Yew Tree.--Mr. H. B. Lomas, of Clifton Hall, near Manchester, has drawn attention to the fact that his own neighbourhood boasts a Yew tree supposed to be above 500 years old, which measures 25 ft. round the trunk. Its branches cover about 50 ft., and it is abont 40 ft. high. It is still alive and healthy, and is now showing new wood. The Lifting Powee Ok Trees.--A large Elm tree growing at Norwich, Conn., is over 70 years old, and the limbs are 30 ft. from the ground. It stands alongside a house, the chimney of which has been swept away by the overhanging branches, while the tree has raised and moved the house one foot by the force of its growth. South...show more

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  • Paperback | 204 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 372g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236530705
  • 9781236530707