Trees and How to Grow Them

Trees and How to Grow Them

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ... seeds having been obtained from trees of an inferior quality. At a low altitude, uncongenial for the best development of the tree, a more abundant supply of cones is obtained, and also at a much earlier age than those grown in the Highlands, and the greater facility for obtaining Pine Tree. these cones has resulted in the propagation of trees of an inferior quality. The belief in this view of the case was deemed to be so correct that the Highland Society of Scotland, in the first quarter of the present century, having the fact of the common degeneracy of the tree brought to its notice, with a view of improving the timber of the country, offered prizes for collecting the greatest quantities of the best seed of the Scotch pine, either sown or sold for sowing, as well as for raising the greatest number of plants, the offers made by the society extending over a period of ten years. A reform was thus effected inthe cultivation of the tree, and wide-spread notice directed to the subject, so that planters now raise plants from seed which has been taken direct from the indigenous forests of Scotland; many of the large landed proprietors there, as the Duke of Sutherland and others, having each formed forests consisting of several millions of the plant; and smaller plantations varying in size have been established during the present century in every county in England. Sir Thomas Dick Lauder, in his edition of "Gilpin's Forest Scenery," gives the following advice respecting the planting of the Scotch pine: --" It should be carefully remembered by planters that sundry wretched and worthless varieties of the Scotch fir have crept into use, which, in some measure, accounts for the miserable appearance of the low-country planted trees....show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236952758
  • 9781236952752