Transactions of the New Hampshire State Agricultural Society, 1850-52-1860, with Condensed Reports of County Societies

Transactions of the New Hampshire State Agricultural Society, 1850-52-1860, with Condensed Reports of County Societies

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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. 1859 edition. Excerpt: ...us, for which years of labor will hardly make amends. We do not, as a people, appreciate the value of our forests. Negligently, carelessly, and wantonly, we are destroying them on every side, not considering that in them lies a mine of untold wealth; for the time comes, with every people, when they can turn their own natural productions to the most advantageous use for themselves, and this law applies as firmly to trees as to the coals and various mineral ores. Yet what destruction of the best and most valuable timber, have you and I witnessed, during the past forty years in Indiana! A statistical statement of the pecuniary loss would astonish the reader, to say nothing of the loss of health and domestic comfort. The connection of familyhealth, enjoyment and comfort, with a grove of primeval forest trees about the homestead, never entered the practical heads of our fathers; and their sons, true to the example before them, pursue the same suicidal course. Down come the lofty oaks and the beautiful maples, leaving the homestead to parch, and the spring to dry up in the scorching rays of the sun. If there are exceptions here and there, you will find the value of the farm increased a thousand fold, simply because the.trees have been let alone j but what if they were cultivated with the proper care? All along the line of the railway in Southern Germany, I saw acres and acres of forest trees, from ten to fifteen, and perhaps twenty years old, planted in rows as regularly as corn is with us, and all cultivated in the most scientific manner. When will our people learn wisdom in this matter? Will they heed the warning of the old world, listen to the admonitions and counsels of science, and be prudent in good time, or will they wait to learn it, too late, ..show more

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  • Paperback | 106 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 204g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236646509
  • 9781236646507