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Trees In Whiter

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Trees to many persons are attra.itive only when they are clothed with leaves, and manypeople whose interest in Uu-ro is considerable do not notice those peculiarities which raako it easy to recogniï one tree from another after the leaves have fallen. But to the real lover of trees thoy are equally beautiful and interesting at all seasons of the year; and no one can pretend to know trees well who can not distinguish the different species as quickly and as oasily in winter as in spring or summer. If trees are considered from an ornamental point of view onjy, almost every ono of them has somo special and peculiar beauty which is only displayed in winter. The fine spray of the beech is seen only at this season of the year, and there is no more beautiful object in nature than the delicate ramifications of the American beech seen against the clear blue sky of a brilliant winter day. The sturdiness of the oak is only realized in winter, when the knotted strength of its Hmbs is noo disguised under their covering of leaves. The birch is a far more graceful and Ive object in winter than at any other season of the year; and what is there more stitmilating to the imagination than to stand on a clear ivinter's day and look up into the marvelousstructure of ona of the ffreat elms which, here and there, still grow near some of our northern rivers? The bark of all treos appears, at least, more beautiful in winter than at other seasons, because the eye, undisturbed by the contemplaron of masses of foliage, can then take in all the details of its varied texturo and wonaernu


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