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Annual Report of the Department of Agriculture for the Year Ending Volume 23, No. 2 (Paperback) Loot Price: R383
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Annual Report of the Department of Agriculture for the Year Ending Volume 23, No. 2 (Paperback): United States Congress Senate,...

Annual Report of the Department of Agriculture for the Year Ending Volume 23, No. 2 (Paperback)

United States Congress Senate, New York Dept of Agriculture

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ... the holly and the live oak, which retain their leaves throughout the winter and arc just as truly evergreen as is the pine or the spruce. Then there is the larch, which bears cones and yet sheds its leaves every year. The leaves of the larch are needle-shaped, it bears cones, and there is some resin in the wood; therefore it clearly belongs to the same family as do pines, firs, spruces, and hemlocks. In order to avoid all confusion, therefore, it is suggested that pupils learn to call all cone-bearing trees conifers, which means cone-bearers. The others may be called broadleaf trees; this will properly include the live oaks and the holly, and will do away with the confusing term deciduous (leaf-shedding) trees. Another term that is frequently heard is hardwoods. As generally used, this term means the broadleaf trees, although there are some conifers with very hard wood--yellow pine, for example--and some hardwoods, or broadleaf trees, with very soft wood, such as the poplar and the willow. The use of confusing terms should be abandoned, and the terms conifer and broadleaf, while sounding a little strange at first, will express the meaning more closely. The pines are nearly all of great value because of their wood, which is strong for its weight, straight-grained, and easily worked--that is, carpenters have little difficulty in planing and shaping it to their purposes. Some pines have very hard, heavy, resinous wood, as the Southern yellow pine; but the Northern white pine is light and soft and contains only a moderate amount of resin. The white pine was formerly the most important timber tree of all the Northeastern States, and many millions of board feet of white pine have been cut from the forests of New York within the past century....

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2013
First published: 2013
Authors: United States Congress Senate • New York Dept of Agriculture
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 13mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 80
ISBN-13: 978-1-234-04560-9
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-234-04560-5
Barcode: 9781234045609

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