The forest pruner; or, Timber owner's assistant, Volume 1

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Page 18 - Observations on the Diseases, Defects, and Injuries in all Kinds of Fruit and Forest Trees ; with an Account of a particular Method of Cure.
Page 65 - that he had seen some of it, which, after it had been 300 years in the roof of an old castle, was as fresh and full of sap as new imported from Memel...
Page 4 - In forest annals, no tree affords so mauy fond, so many grand memorials as the, oak; no object is more sublime than this stately plant; and yet, as Pontey truly says, " even our mushrooms are tended with a nurse's care, while the oak, the pride of our woods, the chief material of our navy, and consequently the bulwark of our country, is (too often) left to thrive or rot by chance, unheeded, if not forgotten.
Page 24 - ... thick paint), with a painter's brush, covering the stem carefully over. This softens the old scabrous bark, which peels off during the following winter and spring, and is succeeded by a fine smooth new bark.
Page 25 - ... a plaster, but now in a liquid state, and laid over the wounded or injured part of the tree, with a painter's brush : it is of a soft and healing nature, possesses an absorbent and adhesive quality, and by resisting the force of washing rains, the contraction of nipping frosts, and the effects of a warm sun or drying winds, excludes the pernicious influence of a changeable atmosphere.
Page 277 - Discovery, p. 316. tenant, he was appointed to command the Hecla, and to take charge of the second arctic expedition, on which service he was employed two years. On the 14th of November, 1820, he was promoted to the rank of Commander. On the 19th of December, 1820, the Bedfordean Gold Medal of the Bath and West of England Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce, was unanimously voted to him. On the 30th of December of that year, he was appointed to the Fury, with orders...
Page 224 - ... cloths, where they can be applied. The hollow may then be filled with very dry sand, and its mouth plugged with wood. The plug should be driven, so as to be level with the inner bark ; as, by that means, nature's efforts would not be obstructed, in growing over it.
Page 23 - He also mentions a discovery which he lias recently made, and which, as being calculated to save time and labour, may deserve attention. Instead of paring away the bark, as had heretofore been the practice, and covering the stem with the composition...

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