Annual Report, Volumen5

Westbote Company, state printers, 1890
1887 includes: Trees and tree planting, with exercises and directions for the celebration of arbor day. Prepared by John B. Pesslee, superintendent of Cincinnati public schools, with a preface by Warren Higley.

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Página 74 - THE NORTH WIND DOTH BLOW he north wind doth blow, And we shall have snow, And what will poor Robin do then, Poor thing? He'll sit in a barn, And keep himself warm, And hide his head under his wing, Poor thing.
Página 97 - Didst weave this verdant roof. Thou didst look down Upon the naked earth, and forthwith rose All these fair ranks of trees. They in Thy sun Budded, and shook their green leaves in Thy breeze, And shot towards heaven.
Página 69 - Would it be believed that the larvae of an insect, or fly, no larger than a grain of rice, should silently, and in one season, destroy some thousand acres of pine trees, many of them from two to three feet in diameter, and a hundred and fifty feet high!
Página 68 - ... but I have not observed one mark on the former for ten thousand that may be seen on the latter ; besides, the early part of spring is the season when the sap flows most abundantly ; whereas it is only during the months of September, October...
Página 25 - Ohio. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio. That there be and hereby is established at the State University at Columbus, Ohio, a central office for...
Página 68 - In more than fifty orchards which I have myself carefully examined, those trees which were marked by the woodpecker (for some trees they never touch, perhaps because not penetrated by insects) were uniformly the most thriving, and seemingly the most productive; many of these were upward of sixty years old, their trunks completely ^covered with holes, while the branches were broad, luxuriant, and loaded with fruit. Of decayed trees, more than three-fourths were untouched by the woodpecker.
Página 38 - ... may approve, for awakening an interest in behalf of forestry in the public schools, academies and colleges of the state, and of imparting some degree of elementary instruction upon this subject therein . § 16.
Página 73 - Listen to his rondel! To his lay romantical, To his sacred canticle. Hear him lilting! See him tilting His saucy head and tail, and fluttering While uttering All the difficult operas under the sun Just for fun; Or in tipsy revelry, Or at love devilry, Or, disdaining his divine gift and art, Like an inimitable poet Who captivates the world's heart, And don't know it.
Página 68 - From nearly the surface of the ground up to the first fork, and sometimes far beyond it, the whole bark of many apple-trees is perforated in this manner, so as to appear as if made by successive discharges of buckshot ; and our little Woodpecker, the subject of the present account, is the principal perpetrator of this supposed mischief. I say supposed, for, so far from these perforations of the bark being ruinous, they are not only harmless, but, I have good reason to believe, really beneficial to...
Página 68 - ... in. pretty regular, horizontal circles round the body of the tree. These parallel circles of holes are often not more than an inch, or an inch and a half apart, and sometimes so close together, that I have covered eight or ten of them at once with a dollar.

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