Report of Commission of Inquiry

Report of Commission of Inquiry

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...more fortunately situated than some, because it has been protected from the fire. I am aware that there is considerable cut-over lands that probably have been burned over so much that there are no seeds. I doubt if it will pay at this time to replant these. Much of that land has grown up to June grass and will retard the small trees. It is possible that it may be profitable to replant some of these in a small way, but the principal thing is to keep the fire out. I am, yours truly, Fred J.. Russell. Ann Arbor, Mich., March 31, 1908. It seems to me that your contention that the capacity of the land to reforest itself without artificial aid is a natural resource of great value, is entirely correct. In extensive traveling over the northern part of the Southern Peninsula, through the pine region, and in the Northern Peninsula, over a great part of the wild lands, I will say that I have never seen any areas, except in the rock hill country, where the humus has been entirely destroyed by fire, which would not, if protected for sufficient time, and thus kept from burning over, yield marketable timber. I have seen, in Midland county, a good area of second growth pine ready to be cut on land lumbered fifty years ago, which lay immediately adjacent to tracts of exactly the same character with nothing but bushes, poplars and scrub oak upon it, because it had been burned over frequently. The standing timber had been protected by the accident of its situation and shows of what the land is capable. In various places, in Clare, Crawford and Roscommon counties, the land is now covered with a thrifty growth of three species of pines, from five to twenty-five years of age; these trees have a great potential value, not only as a source of marketable timber in the...show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236523873
  • 9781236523877