Vegetation and Scenery in the Metropolitan Reservations of Boston: A Forestry Report Written by Charles Eliot and Presented to the Metropolitan Park Commission, February 15, 1897

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Lamson, Wolffe, 1898 - Blue Hills (Mass.) - 23 pages

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Page 23 - ... shrubberies, competing trees must be kept away from veteran oaks and chestnuts, and so on. To restore beauty in such woods as are now dull and crop-like, large areas must be gradually cleared of sprout-growth by selling the standing crop, subsequently killing the stumps, and then encouraging seedling trees to take possession.
Page 1 - Vegetation and Scenery in the Metropolitan Reservations of Boston : A Forestry Report written by Charles Eliot, and presented to the Metropolitan Park Commission February 15, 1897, by Olmsted, Olmsted & Eliot, Landscape Architects." Photographs and sepia prints ...... net, $1.00 Philosophical. " The Divine Force in the Life of the World.
Page 22 - To preserve existing beauty, grass-lands must continue to be mowed or pastured annually, trees must be removed from shrubberies, competing trees must be kept away from veteran Oaks and Chestnuts...
Page 8 - The maps used were drawn to the scale of one hundred feet to an inch and...
Page 22 - ... continuous interference with natural processes by men, fire, and browsing animals. It follows that the notion that it would be wrong and even sacrilegious to suggest that this vegetation ought to be controlled and modified must be mistaken.
Page 22 - To restore variety and beauty in the now more or less degenerate or ruined woods will similarly demand intelligent attention. So to control, guide, and modify the vegetation generally that the reservations may be slowly but surely induced to present the greatest possible variety, interest, and beauty of landscape will particularly require skilled direction.
Page 3 - This paper on the Metropolitan Reservations was the last report written by Charles Eliot. The original manuscript, with its maps and numerous photographic illustrations, is at once a record of the condition of the reservations in 1896 as regards their vegetation, and a treatise on the methods of controlling and changing the vegetation in the interest of the scenery

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