Report of the Montreal Horticultural Society and Fruit Growers' Association of the Province of Quebec

Report of the Montreal Horticultural Society and Fruit Growers' Association of the Province of Quebec

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...not suffer from the severity of our winters. P. Alba. White or Silver Poplar or Abele.--This is a very common tree in Europe, where it is found growing to a height of eighty or ninety feet. It is a tree of Northern habitat, being found as high as latitude 57, but it is also found plentiful in Northern Africa, Persia and the Caucasus. There are also extensive tracts of it in France, and its wood is that commonly sold in Paris as the "bois blanc." It is of very rapid growth, and, as a young tree or shrub, its silver-lined leaves are very ornamental. It is "The Poplar that with silver lines its leaf." When older it cannot be suffered in gardens on account of its pernicious habit of suckering. I have seen its suckers growing as thick as oats in an oat field, yet, as Prof. Budd suggests, this might be overcome by grafting upon the cottonwood. As a street tree it is said to stand dust and smoke well, but its growth is rather spreading except for wide avenues. It soon becomes bowed with age. A tree in the Public Gardens at Boston, only twenty years old, appears to have been planted for at least half a century. On very dry soils the leaf is small, and the tree quite loses its ornamental character, but in moist soils, closely grouped with trees of dark foliage, and especi'ally in windy situations, it forms one of the finest contrasts with other trees. There is an avenue planted with this tree in Washington. The trees are certainly two feet in diameter of trunk, very spreading, but not at all drooping. Those in the public gardens at Boston, droop as if bowed with age. Trees on the College grounds at Ames, Iowa, are quite erect. Surely trees of diverse growth are propagated under this one name. The road from Astrachan, north toward...show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236597184
  • 9781236597182