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Whittier On Forest Trees

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Ti ie folio wing letter trom John G. Whittier, addressed to John G. Peaslee and read at the recent Forestry Convention in Cincinnati, indicates his interest in the subject of forestry : "I thank thee for the invitation to attend the Forestry Convention in the City of Cineinnati. For several years I havo feit a deep interest in the coiiservation of our forests and the planting of trees. The wealtli, beauty, fertility and healthi'ulness of the country largely depend upon it. My indignation is yearly aroused by the needless sacriflce of some noble oak or elm, and especially of the white pine, the grandest tree in our woods, which I would not exchange for Oriental palms. My Uianks will be due to the public school which is to plant a group of trees in my honor. I could ask no better memorial. I have always admired the good taste of the Sakokis Indians (U'ound Sebago Lake, who, when their chlef died, dug around a beech tree, swaying it down, and placed bis body in ;he rent, and then let the noble tree fall jack into its original place - a green and jeautiful monument for the son oí' the 'orest. It would give'me great pleasure to attend the convention, but my health is not equal to such an effort." '


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