Trees. a Woodland Notebook

Trees. a Woodland Notebook

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"[...]at 5 feet from the ground. It was felled after being struck by lightning and badly damaged; but for which mishap the purchasers estimated its value would have been 300. In Kyre Park, Worcestershire, there still stood in 1907 an oak 113 feet high, with a straight trunk of 90 feet, for which the owner had declined an offer of 100 a few years previously. In certain parts of England, chiefly in the eastern counties, the timber of some oaks is found to have assumed a rich brown hue, instead of the normal pale fawn. The cause of this is obscure; some botanists consider it to be produced by a fungoid growth; others, that it is the combined effect of age and soil; but, whatever be the agent, the result is to enhance enormously the market value of such trees. American cabinetmakers first created a demand for it, as much as 10s.[...].""show more

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  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 213g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507532679
  • 9781507532676

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