Native trees of Kentucky : a handbook

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s.l., 1910 - Trees - 140 pages
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Page 76 - ... Northwestern Kentucky and was prominent among forest trees in the southern part of the State. In the early part of the Nineteenth century, Michaux reported a pure forest of Tulip Trees from Bardstown to Louisville. The great height, straightness and uniform diameter of its long clear trunk, easily placed the Tulip Tree in the foremost rank of Kentucky's valuable commercial trees. These facts, together with its special property of floating easily, brought it. into the lumber market soon after...
Page 76 - ... factories. The Tulip Tree, or "Yellow Poplar of the Ohio River" meets successfully the severe requirements of the vehicle manufacturers, both on account of the high quality of its wood and the valuable aid given by the action of the water in seasoning it while the logs are floated down the river. In former days the Indians made a choice of the Tulip wood for canoes because of its lightness; the early settlers made a drug from the bark with the tonic effect of Cinchona. For planting in parks and...
Page 76 - Liriodendron tulipifera. Originally, the Tulip Tree was found abundantly in all parts of the State ; for years Eastern Kentucky supplied the world's market ; in Western Kentucky it rivaled the White Oak in size and number ; it was abundant in the Trade Water district of Northwestern Kentucky and was prominent among forest trees in the southern part of the State.
Page 26 - ... will not become entangled in it as they return from the fields laden with honey. WINTER STUDY OF THE WALNUTS. BLACK WALNUT (Juglans nigra). BUTTERNUT OR WHITE WALNUT (Juglans cinerea). Give some history of their commercial' and horticultural value. Britton states that the family name of these trees is a contraction of the Latin Jovis glans, the nut of Jupiter, and the lover of nuts will not wonder at their being thus highly esteemed. But the timber is much more valuable than the fruit, the hard,...
Page 31 - Indian name, derived from a drink which the Indians made by pounding the nuts in water.

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