Tree Crops: A Permanent Agriculture

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Island Press, 1950 - History - 408 pages
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A complete reference for growing high-yield fruit- and nut-bearing trees.

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Google had the intro chapter. Interesting viewpoint before factory farming and trucking in fertilizer came to play. Perhaps this old book will be a bell ringer for the next era after the oil farming economy. The Google intro doesn't have much germane to say about tree farming; but, the online version has the complete, original book (not the reprint with a forward and new publication data :-) REading through that book reveals much good knowledge including importance of foraging trees and ideas on cultivating cultivars and on other trees which might could be used. 

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This book was way ahead of its time,Growing food from trees without irrigation or fertilizer almost forever is a subject any Homesteader or back to the land dreamer should love learning about.
Wish i was a young man and could put some of these ideas to work, Persimmons grow fast so i may yet get to try those.
A great book filled with out of the box thinking,and much information many are unaware of.

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About the author (1950)

J. Russell Smith is a member of the Northern Nut Growers' Association. More than a hundred members of the Association contributed detailed reports of their own experiments.

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