The Planter's Guide: Or, A Practical Essay on the Best Method of Giving Immediate Effect to Wood, by the Removal of Large Trees and Underwood; Being an Attempt to Place the Art, and that of Geneneral Arboriculture, on Fixed and Phytological Principles; Interspersed with Observations on General Planting, and the Improvement of Real Landscape. Originally Intended for the Climate of Scotland

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G. Thorburn and sons, 1832 - 422 páginas
 

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Página 313 - Led on the eternal Spring. Not that fair field Of Enna, where Proserpine gathering flowers, Herself a fairer flower by gloomy Dis Was gathered, which cost Ceres all that pain To seek her through the world ; nor that sweet grove Of Daphne by Orontes, and the inspired Castalian spring, might with this Paradise Of Eden strive...
Página 295 - For Close Plantations, or for Bushplanting in the park, the Trees may be transferred for about 3s. 6d., and the stools of Underwood, for from Is. to 2s. per stool.
Página 103 - Bark is, in like manner, bestowed for the protection of the sap-vessels, that lie immediately under it, and which, without such defence from cold, could not perform their functions. Fourthly, their greater number and variety of Roots are for the double purpose of nourishment and strength ; nourishment to support a mass of such magnitude, and strength to contend...
Página 259 - During the putrefaction of urine the greatest part of the soluble animal matter that it contains is destroyed, it should consequently be used as fresh as possible ; but if not mixed with solid matter, it should be diluted with water, as when pure it contains too large a...
Página 161 - The confinement of the air occasions decomposition, by means of the moisture in the earthy portions. Ammonia is formed, by the union of the hydrogen of the water, with the nitrogen of the atmosphere, and nitre, by the union of oxygen and nitrogen. The oxygen likewise probably unites with the carbon contained in the Soil, and forms carbonic acid gas, and carburetted hydrogen.
Página 411 - ... setting the one on the right hand and the other on the left — and to distinguish and gather out the tares from amongst the wheat. Many of the servants of the owner of the...
Página 406 - Several, which had been transplanted some years since, were from thirty to forty feet high, or more. The girth of the largest was from five feet three to five feet eight inches, at a foot and a half from the ground. Other trees, which had been only six months transplanted, were from twenty to thirty feet high; and the gentlemen of the committee ascertained their girth to be about two feet and a half, or three feet, at eighteen inches from the ground.
Página 349 - I prefer deducing from the facts already stated this proposition : that whatever tends to increase the wood in a greater degree than what is natural to the species, when in its natural state, must injure the quality of the timber. Pruning tends to increase this in a considerable degree ; and, therefore, it must be a pernicious practice, in as far as it is used in these cases.
Página 360 - ... corresponding to the ratio of their values. The air was a mixture of fixed and inflammable air, proceeding probably from the decomposition of the water, but partly also, as may be supposed, from its power of abstracting a quantity of air from the atmosphere, which the soil is likewise capable of doing. One of the most favourable soils in England, for the production of fine wood, is said to be Sheffield-place, the seat of Lord Sheffield.

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