Annual Report, Volume 5
1887 includes: Trees and tree planting, with exercises and directions for the celebration of arbor day. Prepared by John B. Pesslee, superintendent of Cincinnati public schools, with a preface by Warren Higley.
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Page 74 - THE NORTH WIND DOTH BLOW he north wind doth blow, And we shall have snow, And what will poor Robin do then, Poor thing? He'll sit in a barn, And keep himself warm, And hide his head under his wing, Poor thing.
Page 69 - Would it be believed that the larvae of an insect, or fly, no larger than a grain of rice, should silently, and in one season, destroy some thousand acres of pine trees, many of them from two to three feet in diameter, and a hundred and fifty feet high!
Page 33 - May the forests sing to the skies, And shelter the earth below. Hurrah! for the beautiful trees! Hurrah! for the forest grand, The pride of his centuries. The garden of God's own hand. —Prof. WH Venable. # * « This song was written expressly for Cincinnati "Arbor Day.
Page 25 - Ohio. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio. That there be and hereby is established at the State University at Columbus, Ohio, a central office for...
Page 68 - In more than fifty orchards which I have myself carefully examined, those trees which were marked by the woodpecker (for some trees they never touch, perhaps because not penetrated by insects) were uniformly the most thriving, and seemingly the most productive; many of these were upward of sixty years old, their trunks completely covered with holes, while the branches were broad, luxuriant, and loaded with fruit. Of decayed trees, more than three-fourths were untouched by the woodpecker.
Page 68 - From nearly the surface of the ground up to the first fork, and sometimes far beyond it, the whole bark of many apple-trees is perforated in this manner, so as to appear as if made by successive discharges of buckshot ; and our little Woodpecker, the subject of the present account, is the principal perpetrator of this supposed mischief. I say supposed, for, so far from these perforations of the bark being ruinous, they are not only harmless, but, I have good reason to believe, really beneficial to...
Page 68 - ... in. pretty regular, horizontal circles round the body of the tree. These parallel circles of holes are often not more than an inch, or an inch and a half apart, and sometimes so close together, that I have covered eight or ten of them at once with a dollar.
Page 25 - ... or so much thereof as may be necessary for the purpose of meeting the actual expenses of carrying out the provisions of this act...
Page 5 - This bureau shall annually make a report to the governor, which shall contain the results of the investigation, together with such other information as the board may deem necessary for the promotion of forestry in this state. Five thousand (5,000) copies of this report are to be printed by the state, two thousand (2,000) of which shall be distributed by this bureau of forestry and the remainder by the general assembly.