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Minnesota Tree-planting

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Parent Issue
Day
19
Month
January
Year
1877
Copyright
Public Domain
OCR Text

The State ForestryAssociation awarded some 300 premiums for tree-planting last year. The awsrds include $800 in süver and copper medals, struok by dies and maohinery manufactured here, subscriptions to newspapers, and for one famiiy in each prairie connty along its line a f ree pass for this year f rom the St. Paul and Pacific Railroad Company. Faribault is the banner eounty, 1,804,776 trees being plantea in that eounty during the year. The Delano premium of $50 was awarded to George F. Pixley, of Martin eounty, who planted 79,200 trees, of which 52,755 are reported in healthy growth. The Hon. George L. Becker planted 60,000 on his farm in Stevens eounty. Returns received, being from fifty eounties, show over 1,500,000 trees planted in the State on Arbor day, May 1, and over 10,000,000 during the season. One man alone set out 15,411 cuttings on Arbor day, of j which over 13,000 survive. One lad of j 14 years planted Arbor day 7,500 cuttings, and another of 11 years 5,280, of which last 2,937 are now growing healthily. Most of the trees planted are oottonwood and white willow, but large plantations have been started of maples,

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Old News
Michigan Argus