. The elements of forestry, designed to afford information concerning the planting and care of forest trees for ornament or profit and giving suggestions upon the creation and care of woodlands with the view of securing the greatest benefit for the longest time, particularly adapted to the wants and conditions of the United States. Forests and forestry. 286 The Poplars: The Cottonicoods. formerly quite prevalent, but the tree is short-lived, and most of these monotonous lines of trees have disappeared. When planted here and there, so as to be seen rising behind and among round- headed and coni

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. The elements of forestry, designed to afford information concerning the planting and care of forest trees for ornament or profit and giving suggestions upon the creation and care of woodlands with the view of securing the greatest benefit for the longest time, particularly adapted to the wants and conditions of the United States. Forests and forestry. 286 The Poplars: The Cottonicoods. formerly quite prevalent, but the tree is short-lived, and most of these monotonous lines of trees have disappeared. When planted here and there, so as to be seen rising behind and among round- headed and coni
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. The elements of forestry, designed to afford information concerning the planting and care of forest trees for ornament or profit and giving suggestions upon the creation and care of woodlands with the view of securing the greatest benefit for the longest time, particularly adapted to the wants and conditions of the United States. Forests and forestry. 286 The Poplars: The Cottonicoods. formerly quite prevalent, but the tree is short-lived, and most of these monotonous lines of trees have disappeared. When planted here and there, so as to be seen rising behind and among round- headed and coniferous trees, it has a pleasing eflcct. The wood is soft, brittle, and of little value-except for summer fuel. 1159. This tree bears no pistilate flowers in our country, and it can only be proj^agated from cuttings and sprouts from the roots. Its chief value is for screens and wind-breaks, and in rich humid soils it grows with great rapidity. 1160. The Laege-toothed Poplar (Popuhis grandidentata). This tree grows to a large size, and its wood is valuable for framing and lumber for inside work. It works smoothly, takes a good pol- ish, and is not liable to shrink. When cut and peeled in summer it is durable in the open air, if not in contact with the ground. This tree is very well suited for inside planting in groves. It can be readily propagated from seeds and cuttings. 1161. For cultivation in the great open country east of the Cas- cade Mountains, in Washington Territory, the poplars become, es- pecially important timber trees, both as fuel and for fencing. The common aspen, as grown there, when peeled and seasoned, may be used for almost any purpose, if kept from the ground. A tree 24 years old, has been known to measure two feet across the stump, and to yield two cords of wood. The Cottonwoods. 1162. Various species of the genus Popidus are comprised under this name, the principal one being the P. monillfera. The common name is derived from the cotton-like tuft attached to

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