The Timber Pines of the Southern United States; Together with a Discussion of the Structure of Their Wood by Filibert Roth

The Timber Pines of the Southern United States; Together with a Discussion of the Structure of Their Wood by Filibert Roth

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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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...Under the crude and inconsiderate manner of cutting the boxes, all of the trees of smaller size and many of the larger trees are blown down, and a considerable number of those remaining with their excoriated surfaces out of proportion to the recuperative power of the trees are doomed to perish sooner or later in consequence of such treatment. These injuries inflicted upon the individual trees, in connection with the fires started with the opening of the season one year after another, cause such damage to the forests as to effect finally their total destruction. Fire being allowed to sweep over large areas, its force increased in the turpentine orchards by the exposed resinous surfaces of the trees, and by trees blown down and the ddbris covering the ground, an immense amount of timber is destroyed. Trees which have not been killed outright by the fire, or have altogether escaped the danger, are doomed to speedy destruction by bark beetles and pine borers, which find a breeding place in the living trees prostrated by the winds during the summer, the broods of which rapidly infest the standing trees, which invariably succumb to the pest the same season. In consequence, the forests invaded by turpentine orcharding present, in five or six years after they have been abandoned, a picture of ruin and desolation painful to behold, and in view of the destruction of the seedlings and the younger growth all hope of the restoration of these magnificent forests is excluded. LONGLEAF PIKE IN HIGHLANDS. Under date of August 5,1896, Dr. Mohr sends the following interesting note descriptive of a tract of Longleaf Pine grown at the remarkable altitude of 2,000 feet: In my investigations of the flora of the region of greatest elevation in Alabama I was surprised to...show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236538226
  • 9781236538222