The farmer's instructor: for the planting and management and forest trees

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Printed by J. M'Creery, 1810 - Nature - 42 pages
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Page 36 - ... have in general called for and met my warm approbation, and that of many others who have studied and adopted the same principles of Forest pruning and management : I cannot, however, a-cquiesce in, or pass over in silence, his directions with regard to the pruning of Firs, p. 36, where he says, that " it is not necessary, and indeed highly improper, to cut off any side branches from Larch or Firs, before such branches begin to show symptoms of weakness, which in due time they will do,
Page 13 - ... may be dug and set with potatoes for two or three years, without much injuring the trees. When the potatoes are taken up, all couch grass, roots, and other rubbish, should be carefully picked out.
Page 26 - If the plantation succeeds well, it will not answer to take more than three crops, as the trees will then have become sufficiently large to keep down the weeds.
Page 38 - It sometimes happens, that trees appear healthier, and are thicker in the upper than in the lower part of the stem ; such deformity is occasioned by the tree being barkJbound.

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