The Planter's Guide; Or A Practical Essay on the Best Method of Giving Immediate Effect to Wood, by the Removal of Large Trees and Underwood

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Murray, 1828 - Forests and forestry - 527 pages


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Page 401 - With mazy error under pendent shades Ran Nectar, visiting each plant, and fed Flowers worthy of Paradise, which not nice art In beds and curious knots, but nature boon Pour'd forth profuse on hill, and dale, and plain...
Page 400 - But rather to tell how, if Art could tell, How from that sapphire fount the crisped brooks Rolling on orient pearl and sands of gold, With mazy error under pendant shades...
Page 408 - ... with obelisks placed between every two. There wants nothing but the embroidery of a parterre, to make a garden in the reign of Trajan serve for a description of one in that of King William.
Page 174 - ... they are likewise efficacious in producing the proper distribution of the animal or vegetable matter : when equally mixed with it, they prevent it from decomposing too rapidly ; and by their means the soluble parts are supplied in proper proportions.
Page 522 - ... transplantation of grown trees belongs to the fine arts rather than those which have had direct and simple utility for their object, and that the return is to be expected rather in pleasure than in actual profit : ' Value, no doubt, every proprietor acquires, when he converts a bare and unsightly common into a clothed, sheltered, and richly ornamented park. But, excepting in the article of shelter, he has no more immediate value than the purchaser of a picture.
Page 323 - During the putrefaction of urine the greatest part of the soluble animal matter that it contains is destroyed, it should consequently be used as fresh as possible ; but if not mixed with solid matter, it should be diluted with water, as when pure it contains too large a...
Page 182 - Ammonia is formed by the union of the hydrogen of the water with the nitrogen of the atmosphere ; and nitre, by the union of oxygen and nitrogen ; the oxygen may also unite with the carbon contained in the soil, and form carbonic acid gas, and carburetted hydrogen. Heat is given out during these processes, and " hence,
Page 463 - This object is best attained by mixing newlymade, and completely slacked lime, with about five or six times its weight of peat, which should be moderately humid, and not in too dry a state. In this case, the heat generated will be moderate, and never sufficient to convert the peat into carbonaceous matter, or to throw off', in the state of a gas, the acids therein contained.
Page 129 - This is exemplified in the beech and sycamore, and still more in the ash, of which the fibrous roots sometimes amount to millions. Such soils accordingly furnish the best rooting ground, and are always favourites with the planter. To fit trees for removal to situations of great exposure, the roots may by artificial methods, be multiplied to a degree far beyond what can be accomplished by unassisted nature; and thus by art discreetly employed, the business of vegetation, that is, the circulation of...
Page 404 - The editor of this paper, is authorized to offer (and pledges himself for the performance) a gold medal with a suitable inscription, value one hundred dollars, or a piece of plate of equal value, for the best essay (its merits to be decided on by competent and impartial judges,) on the inadequacy of the wages generally paid to seamstresses, spoolers, spinners, shoebinders, Sec.

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