Report of the Commissioner of Agriculture for the Year 1875

Report of the Commissioner of Agriculture for the Year 1875

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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. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...white and black walnut, chestnut, locust, etc. Oak-bark, for tanning, is in good demand, and some have paid for their farms by it. From 75 to 80 percent, of Nicholas is in forests, abounding in almost all kinds of timber. Oaks are 5 feet in diameter j black walnut aud poplar in abundance 5 and G feet in diameter and 20 to 70 feet below the first "fork or limb; also ash, hickory, and chestnut of very large size. No market beyond home consumption. Forest-lands sell at 50 cents to $2 per acre. The principal timber in Jackson is white oak, yellow pine, and poplar, all of which abound. Oak-timber laud, near market on the Ohio River, can be bought for $5 per acre: land timbered with yellow pine, $5 to $10 per acre. Not more than 25 per cent, of the land is improved, and on thousands of acres the timber has never been touched. Wayne has fully 256,000 acres in original forest. Oaks and poplars are the prevailing kinds. For each of these kinds the average price at Louisville and Cincinnati is 10 cents per cubic foot. The value of timber-land per acre varies from 85 to $50. Wood can be had in vast quantities for clearing it off the land. About 10 per cent, of the land in Hancock is in forest, two-thirds of which is white oak. The average value of the standing timber is $12 per acre. Wood is used in the county in the manufacture of brick and tile, and timber in furniture, wagons, &c. Very little timber is shipped. Pocahontas reports 300,000 acres in forest, 50,000 acres of which are in very valuable white and yellow pine, which can be bought at an average price of $2 per acre; 30,000 acres in yew and fir timber, valuable for shingles, 50 cents to 1 per acre; 100,000 acres in white oak, one-half of which is heavily timbered, and 100,000 more

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  • Paperback | 260 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 472g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236637054
  • 9781236637055