Title: The art of landscape gardening
Year: 1907 (1900s)
Authors: Repton, Humphry, 1752-1818 Nolen, John, 1869-1937 American Society of Landscape Architects
Subjects: Landscape gardening
Publisher: Boston : Houghton, Mifflin Company, Riverside Press)
Contributing Library: NCSU Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: NCSU Libraries
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those planted -at f ox g [inthe same figure] will, by the laws of perspective, sinkbeneath the outline of the screen; it is therefore not inour power to vary the upper line, and if the plantationsbe open the browsing-line will make a disagreeable par-allel with the even surface of the ground ; this can onlybe remedied by preventing cattle from browsing theunderwood, which should always be encouraged in suchsituations ; thus, although we cannot vary the upperline of this screen, we may give such variety to itsbase as will, in some measure, counteract the flatness ofits appearance. The browsing-line being always at nearly the samedistance of about six feet from the ground, it acts asa scale by which the eye measures the comparative height no The Art of Landscape Gardening of trees at any distance ; for this reason the importanceof a large tree may be injured by cutting the lowerbranches above this usual standard. It is obvious thatthe foregoing trees [see Fig. 15] are of different ages,
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characters, and heights, yet the browsing-line is the samein all, and furnishes a natural scale by which we at oncedecide on their relative heights at various distances. Let us suppose the same trees pruned or trimmed byman [as in Fig. 16], and not by cattle, and this scale willbe destroyed: thus, a full grown oak may be made tolook like an orchard-tree, or by encouraging the underbranches to grow lower than the usual standard, a thorn
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