W. Sommerville told at the Minnesota Horticultural society that he manured his bearing orchard every year at the rate of forty loads to the acre, mulching thoronghly. He has 'trees that have etood twentyight years that are as healthy as they were twenty years ago. He 8old f our tons of apples this season f rom an orchard seven by nine rods in Bize. With this inannring his trees bear every year. Producing fruit tends to exhanst a tree, and henee the iinportance of feeding bearing trees, white cultivation only of young ones may be snffleient.