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TREES and SEEDS
FOR FORESTRY PURPOSES. Our Nurseries are known the world over as headquarters for Forest tree seeds and seedlings, and nearly every Foreign Government is supplied by us. We have a large acreage of one- and two year-old seedlings especially grown for Forestry purposes.
New “Forestry” Catalogue, with prices of seeds and seedlings, ready now. THOMAS MEEHAN & SONS,
DRESHERTOWN, MONT. CO., PA.
Public Opinion says of it:
"A work that is unique in the English language, and that has not even a counterpart in manner of treatment among the Germans, the first and greatest students of forestry." The (New York) Sun says:
" The subject is treated from a standpoint of practical utility. An entertaining and suggestive book." The (Philadelphia) Public Ledger says:
"The book is to be commended in the highest terms." The (Detroit) Free Press says:
"It presents a great array of facts on this important subject; there is, in fact, no other work in our language which treats it so comprehensively."
LEWIS' TREE CHARTS. The whole series consists of fifteen numbers, divided into PARTS of three numbers each. They may be purchased singly, -- by the part, or by the full series, at the prices named below. More than half of the series has already been printed. The drawings are completed, and the remaining charts will be published at the earliest practicable date. One thousand paid subscriptions of $6.00 each would insure the immediate publication of the whole series.
Thomas Y. Crowell & Co.
CHESTNUT HILL ACADEMY,
CHESTNUT HILL, PHILA.
TERMS:-CASH IN ADVANCE.
A liberal deduction will be made to Boards of Education or
No.1. Biennial Fruited Oaks. Black Oak and Allies.
species and varieties.
No. 7. The Willows and Poplars. Numerous species.
No. 9. The Lindens, and allied families of numerous species. PART IV.
*No. 10. The Magnolia and related trees.
No. 12. The Maples. (Printed in advance.)
*No. 13. Locusts and allies of Pea Family of several genera. *No. 14) Wild Cherry, Mountain Ash, Swect Gum, Sour Gum,
„ Persimmon. *No. 15) Ashes, Catalpas, Paulownia, and others. For further information address the author, publisher and
30 minutes from Broad St. Station
BOARDING SCHOOL FOR BOYS.
Mustrated Catalogue upon application.
JAMES L. PATTERSON,
One of the very finest deciduous-leaved trees of North
NO BETTER VARIETY CAN BE USED FOR STREET,
PARK, OR LAWN PLANTING,
For this reason it is well adapted for planting near build
ings, as it does not obstruct light or air, and the grass
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING LOW PRICES.
Each. 7 to 8 ft. ; trans., :::::::::::::::::
.... .. $0 35 8 to 9 ft. ; trans., ..............
o to 10 ft.; trans., · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · 10 to 12 ft. ; 14 to 1/2 in. ; trans., ....., 12 to 14 ft. ; 1/2 to 14 in. ; trans., ....
.... I 50 14 to 15 ft. ; 14 to 2 in. ; trans., ......
... 1 75 Larger trees, 2 to 2/2 in. diam. ; trans., ...
..... 2 25 Larger trees, 2'2 to 3 in, diam.; trans.,.. Larger trees, 3 to 3 in. diam. ; trans., ............... 4 oo
WILLIAM WARNER HARPER.
CHESTNUT HILL, PHILA., PA.
UNIV. O! views
PENNSYLVANIA FORESTRY ASSOCIATION,
1012 Walnut St., Philadelphia, Pa.
17 MTTHE interest which President Roosevelt has
Edwin Swift Balch, Hon. Lucien W. Doty, Charles W. Freedley, man or boy who shoulders a gun each fall and
that, if such be the animus which inspired the upon what has been accomplished in the State of criticism, those who made it would surely be the Pennsylvania, and directs attention to the imgainers by joining in protecting forests, with the portance of maintaining liberal forested areas. view of ultimately increasing the revenue obtain- We trust that either of the days designatedable 'from these grazing-lands.
| April 3d and April 17th-may be generally obIt is understood that President Roosevelt has served and many trees planted. Where a tree planned to devote a part of his trip to visiting cannot be planted, one that is growing may be some of the Government forest preserves, and if, benefited by digging about it or cleansing it of during this inspection, he decides to enjoy a day destructive or injurious parasites. or two in hunting, the sensible people of the coun- ! Arbor Days serve a good purpose if they do no try will not misinterpret his motives. J. B. more than attract public attention to tree-growth
and care, and excite interest in forest growth and The prospective generosity of the United forest protection. States Government, in providing for reservoirs to increase the possibilities of irrigation, carries with MARCH 24th, the Harrisburg evening papers it the necessity of protecting the forested areas warned the citizens of a coming flood in the Susto which such reservoirs are tributary. For, in quehanna, stating that this was to be the highest impounding water, every encouragement should freshet of the season, and would reach the danger be given towards limiting the rapidity of the run- / point. It was further predicted that this flood off from given drainage-areas.
would be of short duration unless more rain fell. The selection of the best sites for storage. There are several things noteworthy about this reservoirs and their construction demand careful statement, namely, a coming flood as the result of study and time. Consequently, the anxiety of rain; in the second place, it was one of several ; localities to have certain districts favored must be in the third place, that it would be of short duracurbed, or the entire project may fall into disre- tion; and in the fourth place, the most important pute. The trite saying, that “hind site is better point was by inference, that the water which went than foresight,” will apply to the location and out of the country from this freshet would not be construction of storage-reservoirs. It is much here in the country when it was needed in the easier for a critic to point out errors in location, period of summer or autumn droughts. capacity or design, after a dam is in use, than it There is a good deal in all this which may well is for an engineer to go on new ground and locate cause our Legislators profound thought. It is the best possible site, or to decide the design for their duty, and as a rule they have well responded a dam, or to determine the most advantageous to it, to provide in advance for any coming ills to volume to be stored.
the State. Every acre of ground, the purchase of Similarly, defects in construction are easily which has been made possible by their broadpointed out after they develop ; but it is more minded statesmanship as a part of the State Forest difficult to provide against possible deficiencies, Reservation, has been a protection to the future unless ample time is taken in advance to study interests of the State. When the hills which are the character of materials and local conditions now in possession of the Commonwealth are again which may influence the permanency of the struc-covered with a growth of growing timber, these tures. Above all, the highest engineering skill is destructive freshets will be much less frequent. essential in determining the storage available, the A look at any one of the turbid streams of the character of dam, the spillway required, etc. State which flows, through cleared land, will sug
We sincerely hope that Mr. Newell, the hy gest to the thoughtful observer that here is the drographer of the United States Geological Sur- best fertility going out in the form of mud, to vey, to whom these contemplated reservoirs are block our water courses, to change the channels committed, will not allow local enthusiasm or pool of the river and to impede navigation. The one litical influence to force him to conclusions in problem of all others which the farmer has to advance of most mature consideration. He has consider is, how shall the fertility of our farms be a difficult problem to solve, needs the co-oper maintained ? It is the one problem around which ation of all good citizens, and is entitled to the every other question revolves at nearly every patience of all who look for local benefit from the farmers' gathering in the Commonwealth. It creation of impounding reservoirs. J. B. seems ridiculous to discuss such small problems
as, which takes away the greater degree of fertility The Arbor-Day proclamation issued by Gove from our soil the sale of butter or the sale of ernor Pennypacker (and which appears in another milk, when we are allowing this same fertility to column) opens with a paragraph of congratulation be washed out every year, to the extent of thou
sands of tons from want of proper protection to
Arbor-Day Proclamation. our barren highlands.
Economy is all right, but there is no economy i In the Name and by the Authority of the Comin halting for an instant the magnificent progress the State was making in the purchase of land for
monwealth of Pennsylvania. A Proclamation. forest reservation.
The success which the Forestry Reservation ComPass in review every known force of nature mission of Pennsylvania achieved in the acquisiover which we have any control, and there is tion of valuable forest-lands and in reclaiming the nothing which promises so effectually to restrain once wooded areas of our State has been a source the floods in frequency and in volumes, to preserve
of much encouragement to the people who are the fertility of our soils, and to equalize the interested in the restoration of our forests and in waterflow of the Commonwealth throughout the beautifying our parks and highways. year as the restoration of our forests. Yes, the The lack of forest-lands is a menace to the freshet will be short-lived unless more rain comes. water-supply and greatly affects the climatic conThat is the common thing now, so short-lived,
ditions of the country. Everyone is under obliindeed, that the lumberman who starts his little
gation to render aid in this important work, sticks at the head-waters of the stream must often i which benefits not only the State but the entire wait for years before they reach his mill, unless country. Nature alone cannot repair the injury, he is willing to send them by rail. The Williams- but it is necessary that we join with her in replacport Board of Trade, in the resolutions recently ing the forests. passed, expressed the sentiment of an overwhelm- In order that a movement so essential and valuing majority of the citizens of this State, when it able may continue, and in order that our citizens said “that the money spent in the acquisition of may have an opportunity to contribute to this these forestry reservations was money well spent,” laudable work, by planting trees to protect our and urged “ that the good work go on.” This lands and beautify our streets and highways, Commonwealth will never be properly protected I, Samuel W. Pennypacker, Governor of the in its agricultural interests, or in any interest Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in accordance . associated with agriculture, until two millions of with law, do hereby designate and proclaim acres are in the possession of the State and cov- Friday, the third day of April, and Friday, the ered with a thriving growth of timber.
seventeenth day of April, A. D., 1903, to be Yes, it costs money! So does every other observed as Arbor Days throughout the Commongood thing cost money. The only question is, wealth. whether it is worth the money as an investment to Two days are designated for the observance of the Commonwealth, and upon this the people this duty. Inasmuch as the climatic conditions have already given their answer. “Let the good may render one of those days more favorable for work go on!"
the purpose intended than the other, the selection
between them is left with the citizens of the variThe reappointment of Dr. J. T. Rothrock as ous sections of the Commonwealth. Forestry Commissioner was received (as it de- ! Given under my hand and the great seal of the served to be with commendation from the press State at the City of Harrisburg, this third day of and people of the State. While we realize that March, in the year of our Lord one thousand the health of Dr. Rothrock interferes with his nine hundred and three, and of the Commonwealth labors, he is too valuable an officer for the State the one hundred and twenty-seventh. to lose, and the present status of forest protection
SAMUEL W. PENNYPACKER. in Pennsylvania is such as to discourage any ! By the Governor. change in the administration of the Forestry
FRANK M. FULLER, Department. The Deputy Forestry Commissioner
Secretary of the Commonwealth. and additional clerk should relieve Dr. Rothrock of much of the labor connected with this department.
The dimensions of a Large Black Oak Tree, House Bill 47 authorized the appointment of standing on the Farm of the Estate of S. S. Detwia Deputy Forestry Commissioner and an ad- | ler, at Shenks Ferry, York County side, are: Circumditional clerk. The name of the present efficient ference at four feet from ground, 14 feet; distance clerk of the Forestry Department, Mr. Robert S. | from ground to first limb, 24 feet ; length of lower Conklin, has been sent in as Deputy Forestry limb, from trunk, 49 feet ; estimated height, 85 Commissioner, and Mr. A. Elwyn Strode as clerk. feet.