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Forest Trees

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Parent Issue
Day
23
Month
March
Year
1877
Copyright
Public Domain
OCR Text

Milo Bnrnard, in the Pïoh-i' Partner. gives tlie following as the measuremeiii of oertnin trees recently ent down by him. It will be interesting to partios planting trees to note the growth of ench variety inagiven nnmber of years: Löttlbardy Poplav - 14 years old ; 54 feet in heig'ht; 22;, inches in diameter at the base. Cottonwood - 17 years old ; 50 feet in height ; 18 inches in dianieter. Golden Willow - 13 years old ; 41 feet 6 inches in height ; 161 inches in diameter. White Willow- 13 years old ; 46 feet in height ; 11 L inches in diameter. Silver Poplar- 15 year old ; 42 feet in height ; 22 inches in diameter. Soft Maple- 13 yoars old ; 31 feet in height ; 9 inches in diameter. Balm of Gilead - 17 years old ; 31 feet in height ; 10 inches in diameter ; tree unhealthy ; ntterly worthleSS for the prairie. Aspen - 13 years old ; 31 feet high ; 7 inches in diameter. Ashleaved Maple - 9 years old ; 28 feet in height ; 6J inches in diameter. Sycfcmore - 13 "years old ; 34 feet in height : 1 1 inches in diameter. Batternut - 13 years old ; 31 feet high ; 7 J inches in diameter. A rapid growing, healthy, and ornamental tree, valuable for and nuts. Should be in eVerj eollectioll. Blai-fe Wiihmt- 17 years old ; 41. feet 8 inches in height ; 71 inches in dianv eter. A healthy, long-livcd tree of fair growth. White Asli- 15 years old ; 27 feet 6 inches in height ; 10 inches in diameter. Last season' top growth, 2 feet 7 inclies. A healthy, clean, beautifnl tree ; excellent for door-yard or lawn ; and, for a hard-wood tree, a rapid grower, easy to transplant. Bed Oak-- 12 years old from tlie aconi ; 25 feet 7 inches in height ; 6J inches in diameter. Healthy, hardy trees, and indispensable on account of the great vahie of the tiniber. Red Cedar- 18 yoars old ; 20 feet 5 inches in height ; 9 inches in diameter. Valuable as an ornamental tree, for hedges, screens, and wind-breaks. The most lasting post tiinber we have. Scotch Pine - 16 years old ; 28 feet in height ; 12$ inehes in diameter. A robnst, hardy tree of foreign birth, but naturalized to our climate. Considered indispensable in every collection. Wnite Pine- 14 years old ; 30 feet 6 inclies in height; Huinches in diameter. Tuis most valuable tree furnishes nine-tenths of all tlie timber nsed in Nortli America, and millions of feet annually for the eastern continent. There is no other soft-wood (afèe that bears any comparison with it, and, like the walnut, its rapidity of growth seenis to inerease with age. The above are trees that were cut do-nii. The following are the measurements of trees that were not cut, and are given in order to inake the list more complete : Norway Spruce - 20 years old ; 28 feet i in height ; 14J inches in diameter. Balsam Fir- 20 years old ; 32 feet 6 inches in height ; 14 inches in diameter. American Larch - 18 years old ; 34 feet in height ; 10 inches in diameter. Hard Maple - 13 years planted ; 34 feet in height ; 10 inches in diameter. Ked Elm - 13 years planted ; 33 feet in height ; 13 inches in diameter.

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Michigan Argus