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Big Growth Of A Shrub

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Parent Issue
Day
14
Month
July
Year
1899
Copyright
Public Domain
OCR Text

lt is perïecuy amazmg to nuuce -:c fully how much an ordinary shrub will grow in a single summer. A silver fir, 2% feet high, was lately sarefully measured. It had pui fortb, since early spring, 585 new shoots, carrying from one-half to six inches each. The average was two inches, equal-ing altogether 9S feet. The total number of leaves on these shoots was 39,814. Taking the aggregate of the length of each 6hoot, this very small tree has in six months put on a growth which, if laid In a line, would extend considerably over half a mile.