The Forester's Guide and Profitable Planter: Containing a Practical Treatise on Planting Moss, Rocky Waste and Other Lands; Also a New, Easy and Safe Plan of Transplanting Large Trees, and of Valuing Growing Wood and Trees of All Descriptions. To which is Added the Prevention and Cure of Dry Rot

Stirling and Kenney, 1824 - 395 Seiten
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Seite 394 - Not a tree, A plant, a leaf, a blossom, but contains A folio volume. We may read, and read, And read again, and still find something new, Something to please, and something to instruct, E'en in the noisome weed.
Seite 240 - Spottiswoode caused his carpenter to make from the timber of these trees some bound doors, which made an excellent job, no part of the wood casting or twisting. Since that time I have myself used, and have frequently seen used by others, the timber of larch...
Seite xxxvi - Through skies, where I could count each little star. The fanning west wind scarcely stirs the leaves ; The river, rushing o'er its pebbled bed, Imposes silence, with a stilly sound. In such a place as this, at such...
Seite 395 - As o'er tli' aerial Alps sublimely spread, Some aged oak uprears his reverend head ; This way and that the furious tempests blow, To lay the monarch of the mountains low ; Tli...
Seite xxii - A balance is left in favour of the proprietor at the end of 40 years, of - - £41000 0 0 Thus the value of the wood on each acre, the wood having attained the age of forty years, is L.410 ; supposing the whole were to be cut down even at this age, the profit would be immense. These calculations may, to those who have paid no attention to the subject, excite wonder if not doubt; but in making them, the author has been careful, rather to lessen than to exaggerate the profits. It is surely no uncommon...
Seite 395 - Supremely tall, and tow'ring in the skies! Queen of the groves, her stately head she rears, Her bulk increasing with the length of years; Now ploughs the sea, a warlike gallant ship! Whilst in her womb destructive thunders sleep! Hence Britain boasts her wide extensive reign. And by th' expanded acorn rules the Main.
Seite 389 - ... built with fire-brick. The wood is split or round, not more than three inches square in thickness, and of any length, so as to go into the boiler at the door.
Seite xxxvi - Thro' skies where I could count each little star. The fanning west wind scarcely stirs the leaves; The river, rushing o'er its pebbled bed, Imposes silence with a stilly sound. In such a place as this, at such an hour, If ancestry can be in ought believ'd, Descending spirits have convers'd with man, And told the secrets of the world unknown.
Seite xvii - Monteith, an experienced timber planter and valuer, gives us for oak planted on land of 1Z. per acre yearly rent, the following statement. " If the proprietor, for instance, plants 100 acres of ground, the trees being placed four feet distant from each other, each acre will contain 3422 plants. If it be planted with hard woods, chiefly oaks, and a few firs to nurse them up, supposing it is a plantation purely for profit, the expense of plants and planting, per acre, will be 61.
Seite 282 - Hoppus, that excellent timber measurer, says that the value of the bark of each oak tree, generally holds to be about a third part of the value of the body and head.

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