The Illustrated Annual Register of Rural Affairs and Cultivator Almanac Volume 10-12

The Illustrated Annual Register of Rural Affairs and Cultivator Almanac Volume 10-12

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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. 1864 edition. Excerpt: ...may be seen all through the country. A perfect orchard is a rarity. The same remark will apply to nurseries. The trees have been grown and trained with very little attention to a perfect shape, the chief object of the owner being to raise large trees in as little time as possible. The purchasers of such trees, after setting them out, either give little attention of any kind, or, if they cultivate them well, allow them to form their own heads as best they can. They may be too tall or one-sided or distorted and irregular, but no attention is given to shaping the heads when they are young and easily and permanently formed. Some of the European nurserymen are more particular, and imported trees, and especially imported currants and gooseberry bushes, indicate the care taken to give a fine shape to the future tree. Pruning Young Trees At Transplanting.--When young trees are dug from the ground, the roots from necessity are more or less bruised or mutilated. All these bruised or torn surfaces should be pared off smoothly with a sharp knife. If left untouched they induce decay, and are unfavorable to the best healthy growth of the tree--in the same way that a broken or bruised limb above ground would furnish a dead stub or make a bad scar, while pruning it smoothly will cause it to heal over readily. In pruning the ends of the roots draw the knife upwards, leaving the sloping surface on the under side, which will induce the young roots thrown out from the edges of the cut to strike downward in a natural position. ble, therefore, in digging up to avoid cutting and leaving moat of the roots behind; and the tree when reset is unable to sustain or feed for a time all its leaves and branches. A part must therefore be cut off to restore the balance, ..show more

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  • Paperback | 148 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 277g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236505638
  • 9781236505637