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March, 1905 NEW HAMPSHIRE COLLEGE AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION
FORESTRY I. The Value of Native Pine Seedlings. II. Experiments : Digging, Packing and Trans
planting III. Comparative Expense: Wild Seedlings vs.
Nursery Purchased Stock
NEW HAMPSHIRE COLLEGE
OF AGRICULTURE AND THE MECHANIC ARTS
AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION.
BOARD OF CONTROL.
Hox. JOHN G. TALLANT, Chairman, Pembroke.
WILLIAM D. GIBBS, M. S., Director.
JOHN C. BRIDWELL, B. S., Assistant Entomologist.
COLLEGE OF A AGRICULTURE
BY F. WM. RANE,
The object and purpose of this bulletin is to give the information which everybody in New England should have in regard to our native pine seedlings. We have been unable to find any literature on forestry sufficiently brief which, placed in the hands of a landowner, would enable him to go to work and do something by himself in a practical way. It was to give exactly this sort of information that Bulletins Nos. 95 and 106 were published. No. 95, “How to grow a forest from seed,'' was written with the purpose of giving the reader a general idea of forestry. Enough definite experimental data are found here so that a person can determine means, methods and expense.
No. 106, “How to make a beginning,” and “Waste lands; how to convert them into forests." This bulletin classifies our lands that would make valuable forests, but at present are practically worthless, and tells how to handle each so as to get forests started upon them.
Both of the above bulletins are the results of studying practical New England forestry conditons. The writer went directly into the woods in different parts of the state, made a study of different kinds of soils in which trees are and have been growing, secured definite data and facts from farmers themselves, observed trees growing in all stages and conditions, etc. The nature of what people wanted to know was also determined from letters of inquiry of the college, from inquiries when traveling about the state, and discussions at public agricultural meetings.