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Handsome Shade Trees

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Orange trees in f uil bearing are as numerous as ordinary shade trees in the streets of some inland Florida cities and towns. It is a common sight just now to see the sidewalks lined with trees wel] loaded with the golden fruit, which nobody takes the trouble to pluck. The oranges seem to be as large and fine as any which command $2 per box in the orchards. The real reason why the fruit is neglected is that most of it is sour and often bitter. Oranges which grow wild and which are not carefully cared for by a cultivator are poor fruit, and Florida people don't think it worth while to take them off the trees. But no sight could be more attractive to northern eyea than that of the public walks shaded by the deep green f oliage of the orange trees, in which the ripe fruit glistens like apples of