British Forest Trees And Their Sylvicultural Characteristics And Treatment by John Nisbet

British Forest Trees And Their Sylvicultural Characteristics And Treatment

byJohn Nisbet

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...quality to that produced by trees growing in close canopy. Oak is the principal subordinate species to be considered in admixture with beech, for though it has lost that former importance in regard to shipbuilding, which led to large plantations being made in the state forests of southern England--the New Forest, the Forest of Dean, Alice Holt, Bere and Parkhurst,--for the future supply of timber for the Royal Navy, and though its use has been to a great extent superseded owing to the development of steam transport and the present usual construction of iron hulls, in which the use of teak timber (Tectona grandis) from Burma, an oily wood preservative of steel and iron bolts, &c., has undeniable advantages over oak, the tannic acid of which corrodes iron in place of preserving it like teak, yet oak still remains the most highly prized and best paid home-grown timber for many varieties of technical purposes, and is likely to remain so as long as costs of transport prohibit the many fine timbers of the tropical forests of our Indian Empire being laid down in the English market at remunerative rates. This wealth of timber obtainable from the Greater Britain beyond the seas is another argument,--if any such were required,--why forests in Britain should not be formed unless they can show sound financial prospects of moderate remunerativeness. Are not the streets of London being paved with timber from Australia? Is not almost the only timber used in building the " wooden walls " of England imported from India? Burma alone yields annually over 200,000 tons of teak timber in the log, and whenever necessary it might yield more than 4,000,000 tons annually of other kinds of timber, suitable for ordinary use in the climate of Britain, for which there is at...

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Title:British Forest Trees And Their Sylvicultural Characteristics And TreatmentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:106 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217449948

ISBN - 13:9780217449946

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