A treatise on forest-trees: containing not only the best methods of their culture hitherto practised, but a variety of new and useful discoveries, the result of many repeated experiments: as also, plain directions for removing most of the valuable kinds of forest-trees ...

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Printed for W. Wilson & J. Exshaw, 1776 - Forests and forestry - 311 pages
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Page iv - To soothe the certain ills of life ; Grace its lone vales with many a budding rose, New founts of bliss disclose, Call forth refreshing shades, and decorate repose.
Page 172 - ... in quantities by the winds, from the cones of the adjacent trees, which expand in April and May, with the heat of the fun; thefe feedlings when young, rife extremely clofe together, this makes them grow ftraight, and free from fide branches of any fize, to the height of 50 or 60 feet before they acquire the diameter of a foot...
Page 172 - Scotland, viz. the red or refmous large trees, of a fine grain, and hard folid wood : the other, a white wooded fir with a much fmaller proportion of refin...
Page 173 - I counted exaélly two hundred and fourteen circles or coats, which makes this natural fir above four times the age of the planted one. Now as to planted firs, thefe are raifed...
Page 174 - ... a valuable fize, and the timber when ufed in work has neither ftrength, beauty,, nor duration. I believe the climate has likewife a great fhare in forming the nature of the beft wood, which I account for in the following manner.
Page 144 - What the farmers call the yellows in wheat, and which they consider as a kind of mildew, is, in fact, occasioned by a small yellow fly, with blue wings, about the size of a gnat. This blows in the ear of the corn, and produces a worm, almost invisible to the naked eye ; but, being seen through a pocket...
Page 173 - ... in beating off any horizontal branches that might damage the timber •with knots, as well as by degrees crufhes the over-topped trees.
Page 173 - ... in circles, from the centre to the bark. Upon cutting a tree overclofe at the root, I can venture to point out the...
Page 144 - I whipt the limbs of a wall plum-tree, as high as I could reach ; the leaves of which were preferved green, flourifhing, and unhurt, while thofe not fix inches higher, and from thence upwards, were blighted, Ihrivelled up, and full of worms.
Page 145 - I did ; but however, the next morning at day-break, two fervants took two bufhes of elder, and went one on each fide of the ridge from end to end, and fo back again, drawing the elder over the ears of corn of fuch fields as were not too far advanced in blofToming.

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