General View of the Agriculture and Minerals of Derbyshire; With Observations on the Means of Their Improvement

General View of the Agriculture and Minerals of Derbyshire; With Observations on the Means of Their Improvement

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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. 1813 edition. Excerpt: ...through my travelling Notes under this head, I shall notice the several sorts of Forest Trees and common arborous Plants in alphabetical order, and mention some particulars of the cultivation or growth of each, in particular places, the prices per foot, instances of old, large, o, -remarkable Trees, &c. &c. 1. Abcle, or White Poplar (populus alba) planted at Mellor, &c. 2. Alder (betula alnus) has been already mentioned as SOST8 OF TREES--ALDER--ASH. 245 as a Hedge-wood, in p. 91. I noticed these Trees growing very fine at Drakelow, Ingleby (very bigh), Measham-field, Milton, Repton, Winger worth, &c. About Wingerworth, this Wood sells from Is. 6d. to 2s. 3d. per foot; at Belper, Messrs. Strults give 12d. to 16rf. per foot, for Alder Poles, up to four inches diameter, for turning Bobbins, Spindles, &c.: its use in turning Tool-handles in Eckiugton, &c. has been mentioned already, page 234. At Edalc and Kinder, &c. I saw the Poles of this Wood peeling for the use of the Manchester Dyers, as mentioned in Mr. Holland's Cheshire Report, p. 206, who slates it to fetch 6/. or6f. 10s. per ton, delivered at the Dye-houses. 3. Ash (fraxinus excelsior), has been already mentioned as a Hedge-wood, in p. 91, and as the best species of Underwood, in p. 233: the Mineral or Peak Limestone District is more famous for the growth of this than any other Tree, and several names of places there seem to have been derived from its prevalence i 1 noticed this Tree, or young Plantations of them, as follows, viz. in Alderwasley (fine Trees), at Ash in Sutton (large), Ashford, Ashgate (Plantation made about 1788), Ashover, Astwood, Bakewell, (Plantation m. 8.), Barlborough Park (large), Barrow (Plantation), Beard (in Hedges), Beighton, S W...show more

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  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 290g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236549414
  • 9781236549419