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Michigan Trees

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Professor Beal speaks with enthusiasm of the great beauty and magnificence of the Michigan foresta, produced by the mixture of deciduoua and evergreen trees, especially in thelr autumn tints, and of the streams, liilla, and valleys, and the lakes where they abound. He finds men now actually living who eau seeno beauty i'i a tree, except lor the corda of wood, the loads of tumber, or the hundreds of rails it win ruake. He nientions some trees which have been of great valué. A walnut tree at Pottersville sold for $1000, the wood being highly oruaniental in beautiful waves, and it was made hito veneering. A black walnut at Brookfield, Beven feet through, sold lor $1200 for the same purpose in New Y ork. Two thousand dollars were refusedfor a very large blistered wabiut at Saugatuck. At Grand Rapids a black cherry tree with very dark wood was shipped to Central America, and f rom there shipped back to thls country and sold as good mahogany. Large quantitise of curled and bird's-eye maple, and some cboice trees of rock elm, white oak, and white ash, ave sojd for ornamental work.


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Michigan Argus