Bulletin, Edição 11

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Página 39 - ... rootlets, which should also be aided by hand and fingers, filling in every crevice. A, while setting the tree, must exercise care to kee.p it in proper position and perpendicular, until the soil is packed so as to keep the tree in place; then B and C rapidly fill the holes, A treading down .the soil firmly after a sufficient quantity is filled in, finishing off a little above the general level to allow for settling, and finally placing the stones or .any mulching around the stem. WATERING. The...
Página 39 - ... hole is in proper order, A holds the tree perpendicularly in the middle of the hole, with the side bearing the fullest branches toward the south or southwest, for better protection of the shaft against the sun. B and C spread the roots into a natural position, then fill in the soil, using the good soil first — small spadefuls deliberately thrown over the roots in all directions — while A, by a slight shaking and pumping up and down of the stem, aids the earth in settling around the rootlets....
Página 39 - ... .should not be set deeper than they stood before, except in loose, poor soil. More trees are killed by too deep planting than the reverse. If the root-system is developed sideways but not centrally, as is often the case, a hill is raised in the hole to fill out the hollow space in the root-system, and the earth of the hill is patted down with the spade. When the hole is in proper order, A holds the tree perpendicularly in the middle of the hole, with the side bearing the fullest branches toward...
Página 25 - ONE'S training for the work of life is begun in the home and fostered in the school. This training is the result of a direct and conscious effort on the part of the parent and teacher, combined with the indirect result of the surroundings in which the child is placed. The surroundings are more potent than we think, and they are usually neglected. It is probable that the antipathy to farm life is often formed before the child is able to reason on the subject.
Página 41 - Many of us have distinct recollections of disagreeable schoolhouses and grounds. We ought to arrange matters so that different impressions will be made on the little people who now venture from home and go to school. We should associate as many attractive things around the schoolhouse as can be brought together, just as we make the parlor the most beautiful room at home in order that our friends may be pleased while they visit us.
Página 39 - This practice does harm rather than good, for it washes the fine soil away from contact with the roots, leaving empty spaces between the roots, or even leaving, as the water dries and the earth hardens, the little rootlets in the midst of hollows like the inside of pipe-stems. In such a case they cannot touch the earth which gives them nutriment and they die. More trees are killed by too much water in transplanting than by too little. Water after the transplanting is useful, and should be applied...
Página 39 - Only fine, mellow soil, not too moist, and free from stones, will permit such close adjustment to the rootlets, which should also be aided by hand and fingers, filling in every crevice. A, while setting the tree, must exercise care to kee.p it in proper position and perpendicular, until the soil is packed so as to keep the tree in place; then B and C rapidly fill the...
Página 39 - ... Use no manure except as a top dressing. 2. Planting is best done by two or three persons. A, who manipulates the tree, is the planter, and responsible for the results; B and C do the spading under his direction. A places the tree in the hole to ascertain whether this is of proper size; a board or stick laid across the hole aids in judging the depth. Trees should not be set deeper than they stood before, except in loose, poor soil. More trees are killed by two deep planting than the reverse.
Página 42 - Acer pensylvanicum L., striped maple "Acer rubrum L., red maple "Acer saccharinum L., silver maple "Acer saccharum Marsh., sugar maple Acer spicatum Lam., mountain maple Acoelorrhaphe wrightii (Griseb.
Página 39 - A places the tree in the hole, to ascertain whether this is of the proper size ; a board or stick laid across the hole aids in judging the depth. Trees should not be set deeper than they stood before, except in loose, poor soil. More trees are killed by too deep planting than the reverse. If the...

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