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Spare The Good Trees

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The rapid disappearance of our forests hasnot only given rise to the question, " How aro wo to provide oursolveu with foncing material ? " but to an interrogation of equal importance, "How shall we próvido ourselves with firo-wood in the not distant future?" That farmers have been lavish in the past, in the use of tiraber, ia fully knowii ; and the only alternative now is, by econoray to save what remains ; and how to do this is the subject we propose to talk about. A good husbandman will próvido a liberal quantity ot' fucl, and that whieh is good; but at the same tiniehemay, by care, do this without depreoiating the value of hisforest, even if he has but few acres of woodland. There are more or Iess trees dying yearly but if the young growth is left undisturbed, the increase will equal this, inoluding the growtk of all the trees. It is scarcely necfssary, inordiuary cases, f o evor cut a living tree, and yet have sound body-woodf'or faiuily use ; and when it is necessary, there should be a selectiou of such as have fallen into a decline. A good rule is to select trees in sunnner for winter working op. Wliile th" forest is in leaf, the dead and dying trees may be readily detected, and uiarkod, so that in winter they raay be at once found. Some are of the opinión that because sound, hard wood is desirable for winter fuel, the saine is best for hot weather ; but here lies a a mistake : light, fiashy fuel is the better for summer use, excepting for certain occasions, when a continued fire is desired ; and enough of the bard material should be kept for suuh


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Michigan Argus