Forest Leaves, Volumes 3-5

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Pennsylvania Forestry Association., 1890

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Page 72 - ... of wood, to get rid of which the grubs are often obliged to open new holes through the bark. The seat of their operations is known by the oozing of the sap and the dropping of the sawdust from the holes. The bark around the part attacked begins to swell, and in a few years the trunks and limbs will become disfigured and weakened by large porous tumors, caused by the efforts of the trees to repair the injuries they have suffered.
Page 21 - That in consideration of the public benefit to be derived from the planting and cultivation of forest or timber trees, the owner or owners of any land in this Commonwealth...
Page 157 - The lands of the State, now owned or hereafter acquired, constituting the forest preserve as now fixed by law, shall be forever kept as wild forest lands. They shall not be leased, sold or exchanged, or be taken by any corporation, public or private, nor shall the timber thereon be sold, removed or destroyed.
Page 18 - Institutes. The other officers of the Department shall be appointed by the Governor for the term of four years and shall be an Economic Zoologist, a Commissioner of Forestry, a Dairy and Food Commissioner, who shall have practical experience in the manufacture of dairy products...
Page 48 - I AM monarch of all I survey, My right there is none to dispute ; From the centre all round to the sea I am lord of the fowl and the brute.
Page 72 - The eggs are soon hatched, and the grubs immediately burrow into the bark, devouring the soft inner substance that suffices for their nourishment till the approach of winter, during which they remain at rest in a torpid state. In the spring they bore through the sapwood, more or less deeply into the trunk, the general course of their winding and irregular passages, being in an upward direction from the place of their entrance.
Page 164 - ... they think the millionaire has that which they themselves cannot get. Now, money stands for food and drink, for the garments we wear and the houses we live in and things of that sort; but let it never be forgotten that money cannot make life worth living. If you have plenty of money you can buy a fine house, but you cannot buy a happy home; that must be made by you, and by her who occupies it with you. If you are rich you may buy a fine copy of Shakespeare, but you cannot buy the ability to appreciate...
Page 133 - That it shall be the duty of the commissioners of the several counties of this commonwealth to appoint persons under oath, whose duty it shall be to ferret out and bring to punishment all persons who, either wilfully or otherwise, cause the burning of timber lands, and to take measures to have such fires extinguished where it can be done ; the expenses thereof to be paid out of the county treasury, the unseated land tax to be the first applied to such expenses.
Page 72 - Capricorn beetle is velvet black, and ornamented with transverse yellow bands, of which there are three on the head, four on the thorax, and six on the wing-covers, the tips of which are also edged with yellow. The first and second bands on each wing-cover are nearly straight; the third band forms a V, or, united with the opposite one, a W...
Page 72 - ... drowns. Harris states that whitewashing and covering the trunks of the trees with grafting composition may prevent the female from depositing her eggs upon isolated trees. Also, young trees might be headed down to the ground, so as to Destroy the grubs boring in them, and also to promote a more vigorous growth. An excellent preventive remedy is to collect these beetles early in September when engaged in eating the pollen of the golden rod ; children could perform this labor.

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