Title: Fruits, vegetables and flowers, a non-technical manual for their culture
Year: 1918 (1910s)
Authors: Gardner, Frank D. (Frank Duane), 1864-1963
Subjects: Fruit-culture. [from old catalog] Vegetable gardening. [from old catalog] Floriculture. [from old catalog]
Publisher: Philadelphia, Chicago, The John C. Winston company
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation
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s and markets are all different. General points only canbe covered and if further details are necessary, bulletins from the FederalForest Service at Washington or State Forest Office, or Manuals on Wood-lot Management may be sent for. At the outset the forest should be regarded as a crop of trees. It issown by nature and is harvested only once every forty to sixty years, butif the crop idea is kept in mind the cultural methods to be pursued will bevery easy to follow. The woodlot contains tree weeds, as well as desirable 170 SUCCESSFUL FARMING siK-cies, and the woods iis usual, should be exterminated. The laws ofplant growth, a.s understood by the average farmer, apply to trees in theforests as well as to the plants in the field. There is only so much growingenerg>—light and heat, m and i)lant f»)od—available for each acn?of forest. This energj should be confined to a few valuable trees and notscattered among the several hundred aiklitional weed trees that stand
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FlLLU ..NU WUODLOT. Tpon the fcrtilo. Irvol lands fiold crops should ho raised, while the steep, rooky hillsidesuii.siiilofl to auriculturc aiiuuld be made to yield curi)s of timber. iipon each acre. It should be the aim to rai-sc a crop of valuable timberand not forest weeds. Improvement Cuttings.—Itider ordinary circum.««tanres no improve-iiiciit (•uttiii^> arc attempted imtil the material to be cut is large enough topay the cost of removal. Cuttings to improve the comp<)sition are some-times made in very young stands where intensive management is i)ossible.Such cuttings, or cleanings as they are called, are ordinarily Iwyond theI)ale of woodlot management, as the aver.a^e farmer cannot .alTord to makethe iuve^tmeut (§1.50 to S3 per acre in youug spruulb) which buch cleanings THE FARM WOODLOT 177 would cost. Therefore, it is better to postpone the cutting until theundesirable specimens reach cordwood size (say twenty-five to thirtyyears), when a thinning may be made. T
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