Practical forestry: A treatise on the propagation, planting, and cultivation, with a description, and the botanical and popular names of all the indigenous trees of the United States ...

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Orange Judd company, 1910 - 291 páginas
 

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Página 268 - Leaves, one or two in a sheath, from one and a half to two and a half inches long, when in pairs, flat on the inner side, single ones round, very rigid, and sharp-pointed.
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Página 281 - Siebold and Zuccarini. — Umbrella Pine. A very curious and remarkable conifer, from Mount Kojasan, in the Island of Nippon, Japan, where it forms a large spreading tree, a hundred feet high. Introduced into England in 1861, and a few years later into this country. The leaves are from three to four inches long, and about one-eighth broad, double-ribbed, leathery, and blunt-pointed ; dark-green, and crowded in whorls of thirty to forty at the joints or nodes of the branchlets. Cones about three inches...
Página 101 - This sprouting appears to be a natural characteristic of the tree, and when the roots are disturbed, broken, or otherwise injured in working the soil, the habit is intensified many fold. From whence came the disagreeable odor, or from which sex of the flowers, has been a subject that has provoked much discussion ; but it is usually credited to the staminate flowers borne on trees distinct and separate from those producing pistillate, and this has led some nurserymen to seek this sex from which to...
Página 197 - Sylva," and later published in this country, will long remain a monument to the industry and scientific attainments of the authors, but recent discoveries, especially in the Rocky Mountain regions and westward, has not only added many new species of the oak, but has also made it necessary to revise some of the earlier classifications of the members of this genus. The late Dr. George Engelmann, of St. Louis, Mo., a most capable botanist, devoted much time to the study of the oaks, and published an...
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