The Forests and Forest Trees of Nebraska

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State Journal Company, Printers, 1900 - Forests and forestry - 24 pages
 

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Page 100 - ... And if a sample lot of brick is sent to a mill to be tested the chances are that when the superintendent is asked how the brick stood the test, he will have forgotten all about them. The only way for a manufacturer to test the brick, is to build a furnace and test them himself, and to do this under as nearly, as possible, the same conditions as those under which they will be used in practice. The furnace used by the writer for making such tests had nearly the form of a puddling-furnace. One-half...
Page 97 - ... such cases, but their rarity is such that one is always surprised when they are found. The general rule is that near the upper limit of the tree area there are many shrubs, and mingled with them many young trees no larger than those which, under cultivation, are known to be not more than 15 to 20 years old. I may cite the following localities from my notes: (1) On the head waters of Oak Creek in Butler County; (2) head waters of the Blue River in Seward and Hamilton counties; (3) head waters...
Page 97 - ... practically every case •where one travels up the streams, passing out to the side branches, to the little temporary rills which water the upper basins, the trees are of smaller size and are much younger. It is a very rare occurrence to find large trees near the upper end of a forest belt. I have seen a few such cases, but their rarity is such that one is always surprised when they are found. The general rule is that near the upper limit of the tree area there are many shrubs, and mingled with...
Page 86 - RED ELM. Ulmus fulva Michx. — A medium sized tree, with a mucilaginous bark, from whence one of the popular names — "Slippery Elm
Page 83 - The cones are two to three inches long, and ripen in the fall of the second year. This interesting tree, which occurs so abundantly in the Rocky mountains, is the only pine native to Nebraska. It forms quite dense forests in the northwestern and northern portions of the state, extending from the Wyoming line along Pine Ridge and the Niobrara river to Long Pine creek in Brown and Rock counties.
Page 85 - Common along the Missouri and Niobrara rivers, and also on the Loup and Republican rivers, as well as in Banner and Scott's Bluff counties!
Page 91 - BLACK WILLOW. Salix nigra Marsh. — Our largest willow, growing along the banks of streams, usually bending over the water. Bark rough, light brown. Common from the southeastern to the northwestern...
Page 90 - BLACK WALNUT. Juglans nigra L. — A tree of large dimensions, with very valuable wood and nuts. Found quite abundantly in the southern, eastern, and northern portions of the state, extending to Franklin,.
Page 97 - Creek in Nemaha County. No one who has seen and studied the forest areas in eastern Nebraska will be able to doubt that they are spreading where they are given a fair opportunity and are not prevented by man or his domestic animals.1 The improvement in the natural forest is evident in three ways: (1) By extension over new territory; (2) by increase in density in the territory already covered; (3) by improved form of the trees. GAIN IX AREA.
Page 94 - I have not been able to arrive at any other conclusion than that this resolution is the same in substance as it is very nearly the same in terms, as the resolution of the right hon. member for North Staffordshire, which was resolved in the negative, and that it could not be put in without a contravention of the rules of the House.

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