The Tree Doctor; The Care of Trees and Plants
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. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...then you can grow the elm or maple with top from 50 to 75 feet in diameter. "What!" you exclaim, "would you recommend such a radical move, involving such an enormous expense?" I would. You have spent enough to accomplish this ten times over and have nothing but objects of vexation. But I am sure you will not take such a rash step until you have some assurance that this would be a remedy. It is well to take cautious steps. Hence, I make you the following proposition, namely: If your park officials wilt do just as I tell them, I will plant eight small elms on that part of your Square shown in photo 109. These elms will in time completely cover that entire plat. I would form their heads not less than 15 feet high, so as not to obstruct any view. The heads of the trees that you have now are all too low. Look at those scrawny excuses for trees in front of the Forest City House. The tops should be up high, but the branches are so low that they (together with the scrubby underbrush called shrubs, a rendezvous for that wonderful songster, the English sparrow) cut off all view across the Square. I will plant and care for said elms for ten years, and neither trees nor my individual labor shall cost your city one cent. As your whole city is built on sand, your city officials ought to have "sand" enough to take up my proposition and have the test made. You can never get a. fairly good shade tree on your streets that are paved unless you plant in another situation. Photo m is a portion of Euclid Place. There is a row Photo 110. of sickly, bark-peeled, scrubby maples planted down the street that you see. All pains have been taken to make a success with them. But, in the first place, the trees were too large when planted, ...
- 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
- 13 Sep 2013
- United States
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