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, Both Evergreen and Deciduous, Together with Notes on a Large Number of the Most Valuable Exotic Species

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