Useful and Ornamental Planting: With an Index

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Baldwin and Cradock, 1832 - Forests and forestry - 151 pages

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Page 82 - Kingdoms is very far from being sufficient to meet the demand for it. From a report of a select committee of the House of Lords, relative to the timber trade, made in 1820, it appears that the average quantity of foreign timber and deals imported into Great Britain during the four preceding years, amounted to 322,069 loads ; the duty alone on which, in the last year of that average, 1819, amounted to 1,019, ЗШ.
Page 59 - Woburnense, or a catalogue of the willows indigenous and foreign in the collection of the Duke of Bedford, at Woburn Abbey.
Page 111 - To form the canoe, they are stitched together with fibrous roots of the white spruce, about the size of a quill, which are deprived of the bark, split, and suppled in water. The seams are coated with resin of the Balm of Gilead. Great use is made of these canoes by the...
Page 124 - ... granite, like the last mentioned, is found on the west side of the line, and although the ground is high at the east of the line the rock was not found outcropping on that side. At seventy-one miles thirty-five chains a dike cuts the granite, and has a strike of N. 25 W. The width of this dike is from one hundred and twenty-five to one hundred and fifty feet. In the hand specimen the rock is mottled, particularly in the weathered portions where the feldspar shows a brownish tinge. In the unweathered...
Page 116 - Nature seems to have sought a compensation for the diminutive size of this shrub in the abundance of its fruit ; the stem, which is sometimes no bigger than a quill, is stretched at full length upon the ground by the weight of its thickly clustering acorns.
Page 87 - Though three-fourths of our soil (North America) are still veiled from the eye of day by primeval forests, the best materials for building are nearly exhausted. With all the projected improvements in our internal navigation, whence shall we procure supplies of timber fifty years hence for the continuance of our marine ? The most urgent motives call imperiously upon Government to provide a seasonable remedy for the evil
Page 36 - He inserts his spade across one of the rays (a), a few inches from the centre, and on the side next himself; then bending the handle towards himself and almost to the ground, the earth opening in fissures from the centre in the direction of the cuts...
Page 145 - ... the dark and weeping branches of this tree. Several species of thuya, inhabitants of the same countries, are great desiderata. Among them, Thuya dolabrata calls upon us for the most earnest endeavours to introduce it. This plant is described by Ksempfer and Thunberg, who saw it in its native soil, as a lofty, vast, and beautiful tree, of all evergreens the fairest.
Page 94 - Georgia it is almost invariably accompanied by the magnolia grandiftora and swamp chestnut oak. It is of humbler growth than the magnolia grandiflora, seldom attaining to thirty or thirty-five feet in height, with a diameter of five or six inches. The leaves are eighteen or twenty inches long, and seven or eight broad ; the flowers are white, and seven or eight inches in diameter. The fruit is four or five inches long and two inches in diameter. The wood is light and porous, and unfit for use. The...
Page 93 - Nuse, in the, latitude of 35 31'; and proceeding from this point, it is found in the maritime parts of the southern States and of the Floridas, and as far up the Mississippi as Natcher, 300 miles above New Orleans, which embraces an extentof 2000 miles.

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