. Our native trees and how to identify them; a popular study of their habits and their peculiarities. Trees. OAK FAMILY Wood.—Pale brown, sapwood the same ; lv tough, coarse-grained, checks in drying. Used in construction, in- terior finish of houses, carriage and boat building, agricultural im- plements, raihay ties, fuel and fencing. Sp. gr., 0.7662 ; weight of cu. ft., 47.75 lbs. Winter Buds.— Pale chestnut brown, hairy, ovate, one-fourth of an inch long. Leaves.—Alternate, five to six inches long, two to four inches broad, obovate or oblong-obovate, gradually narrowed and wedge- shaped at

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. Our native trees and how to identify them; a popular study of their habits and their peculiarities. Trees. OAK FAMILY Wood.—Pale brown, sapwood the same ; lv tough, coarse-grained, checks in drying. Used in construction, in- terior finish of houses, carriage and boat building, agricultural im- plements, raihay ties, fuel and fencing. Sp. gr., 0.7662 ; weight of cu. ft., 47.75 lbs. Winter Buds.— Pale chestnut brown, hairy, ovate, one-fourth of an inch long. Leaves.—Alternate, five to six inches long, two to four inches broad, obovate or oblong-obovate, gradually narrowed and wedge- shaped at
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. Our native trees and how to identify them; a popular study of their habits and their peculiarities. Trees. OAK FAMILY Wood.—Pale brown, sapwood the same ; lv tough, coarse-grained, checks in drying. Used in construction, in- terior finish of houses, carriage and boat building, agricultural im- plements, raih\ay ties, fuel and fencing. Sp. gr., 0.7662 ; weight of cu. ft., 47.75 lbs. Winter Buds.— Pale chestnut brown, hairy, ovate, one-fourth of an inch long. Leaves.—Alternate, five to six inches long, two to four inches broad, obovate or oblong-obovate, gradually narrowed and wedge- shaped at base, margin coarsely sinuate-dentate or sometimes almost pinnately lobed, apex rounded, sometimes acute ; mid- rib stout, pale, rounded above ; primary veins conspicuous. They come out of the bud convolute, pale bronze green, hairy above, coated below with silvery tomentum ; when full grown are thick, bright yellow green above, pale green, downy, often sil- very white, below. In autumn they turn dull yellow bronze. Petioles short, stout, grooved and flattened. Stipules linear, brown, caducous. Flowers.—May, when leaves are half grown. Staminate flowers are borne in hairy aments three to four inches long ; calyx yel- lowish-green, hairy, five to nine-lobed ; lobes narrow, acute, short- er than the stamens ; filaments slender, anthers yellow. Pistillate flowers are borne on tomentose or long peduncles, in few-flowered spikes ; involucral scales covered with thick rusty tomentum ; stig- mas bright red. Acorns.—Annual, on long peduncles, often in pairs. Nut pale chestnut brown, oval, broad at base, pubescent at apex, an inch to an inch and a half long; cup, cup- shaped, light brown and downy with- in, chestnut brown without, roughened toward the base by the thickened tips of the acute scales, higher on the cup these are small, crowded, often free, and sometimes form a fringe about the rim. Kernel, white, sweet.. Unlike the White Oak whose leaves unfold a beautiful reel,

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