Over The Plains, On The Mountains; Or, Kansas, Colorado, And The Rocky Mountains Agriculturally…

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byJohn H. Tice

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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. 1872. Excerpt: ... eiduous and evergreen. Of the former wo saw maples, elms, ailanthus, chesnut, European larch, etc., which all appeared to do well. The larch had started finely and promised well, but my experience with it is that appearances are deceptive, and disappointment almost certain, being so liable to kill off during the summer heats. 1 think it will be found to do well on the higher, well irrigated and cooler plains of Colorado; but on the plains it should be planted sparingly until experiment has demonstrated that it can be done successfully. The seedling oaks and walnuts looked thrifty, and of their success there can be no doubt. Of evergreens there were planted the Scotch and the Austrian pine and the Norway spruce. The latter so far appeared tho most promising. It must also be stated that the planting was not done under the most favorable circumstances. It was done by the employees of the road, none of whom, perhaps, had ever set or seen a tree set before in their lives. The success in tree raising is of the highest importance, sitice incontestiblo facts prove that of all agencies within the control of man for the amelioration of climate, that of covering the earth with forests is the most effective. Of the progressive improvement in climate on the plains and the mountains, and the probable cause, we may'speak hereafter. The supply of water is also a material question bearing upon the future settlement of the plains. There are more or less springs, but often at long intervals, throughout the jlains; and then besides the living streams, such as tho Solomon, Salina, Smoky Hill, Republican and their affluents, there arc many " aroyas' that Is beds of temporary streams with pools of water, which answer for stock purposes. Suppose that the fall from the clouds is ...

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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. 1872. Excerpt: ... eiduous and evergreen. Of the former wo saw maples, elms, ailanthus, chesnut, European larch, etc., which all appeared to do w...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217738729

ISBN - 13:9780217738729

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