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Report of the Secretary Volume 27 (Paperback) Loot Price: R782 Discovery Miles 7 820
Report of the Secretary Volume 27 (Paperback): Michigan State Board Agriculture
Report of the Secretary Volume 27 (Paperback): Michigan State Board Agriculture

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Report of the Secretary Volume 27 (Paperback)

Michigan State Board Agriculture

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888 Excerpt: ...or more with ordinary posts. Touching the subject of line-trees for the support of fence, it may be in order to call your attention to what I have done in the way of planting apple trees for this purpose, as well as for fruit. Through the middle of my north forty acres I have a row of the Wagoner apple, planted ten feet apart. They have been growing seven years, and last fall they gave me about fifty bushels of apples. They were headed high--as, by the way, all apple trees should be--and are capable of supporting a fence, without detriment to the trees. And along the east and west road I have also a row of the Ked Canada apples grafted on Northern Spy, that are just coming into bearing, a row forty rods long planted at same distance, of ten feet. I have, in addition, a row one hundred rods long, mostly Red Canada/ opposite the twenty acres of reserved woods, along the road, which are beginning to bear fruit and can be used also for fence support in a few years, should a fence be required. For myself, I believe that there are advantages in this planting of apple trees on the dividing line of fields and along the roadside that are worthy of being considered. Returning again to the main subject, I will say, that by care in felling the old trees and by a judicious trimming of the new growth, very much can be done to improve the wood lot with little expense. Adjoining mine on the south, my brother has forty or fifty acres of woods. His was like mine, except that his had more second growth, consisting of white oak, red oak and hickory. Twenty years ago he went in and thinned them out, leaving half, often less, of the largest and best sorts, and the difference between the young trees on this lot and on the lot adjoining, where no improvement has been attempted, is...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: March 2012
First published: March 2012
Authors: Michigan State Board Agriculture
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 14mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 262
ISBN-13: 978-1-130-20448-3
Barcode: 9781130204483
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-130-20448-0

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