Reports of the United States Commissioners to the Paris Universal Exposition, 1878. Published Under Direction of the Secretary of State by Authority of Congress Volume 2
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ... And although this pruning is sometimes carried to excess, producing the topiary monstrosities at Versailles and other places, by shearing evergreens and 'other trees into distorted and unnatural shapes, in other cases it is only used to direct the growth of trees Grating in f/, '-/ to the most perfect development in pavement.. Jj., . i.. their characteristic forms, and must then be most highly commended. In the asphalt pavements along the boulevards, where thousands of Fig. 53.--Open-work iron trees are planted, each tree is surgrating, in four sections, rounded at its base by a circular around trees in asphalt pave-ron grating, 6' or more in diameter, ment in air and the rain, or for artificial watering if required. These gratings (Fig. 53) are of ornamental iron-work, cast in four sections, with an inner circle large enough to accommodate.. street and shade trees. the trunk of the tree when it attains a growth of a foot or more in diameter; and, being in sections, are easily removable when it may be desired. Wherever building was going on, or any re-pairs, whereby the safety of the trees upon the streets would be endangered, circular stone walls, 18" high, were solidly built in ce-T ment on the outer circle of the iron 1 wall protection, gratings encircling all the trees in the vicinity (Fig. 54). The immense quantities of trees, ! shrubs, and flowering plants re-v" quired for the ornamentation ofFio. 54.--Stone wall around the city are produced in extensive young tree in parement for propagating houses, gardens, and temporary protection. nurseries under the care and direction of the government. Propagating In these establishments are produced the trees and plants jnnnreenesalmost endless variety for the...
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