Tree gossip

Paperback | February 9, 2012

byFrancis George Heath

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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.1885 Excerpt: ... were again broken up and ground into flour. The harder the wood experimented upon the more elaborate the process of pounding and grinding, and sometimes it was necessary to add a 'leaven' of wheaten flour and new milk, etc Fifteen pounds of Beechwood, for instance, with some twenty pounds of 'leaven,' made, the professor averred, thirty-six pounds of good bread. Hardly wishing to try it himself, even after this marvellous process, he first tried it on a dog and then on some pigs. No injurious result following, he and his family thereupon launched upon a course of soup, dumplings, pancakes, and gruel made from this Wood Bread manufacture. What great possibilities of food production there may be in this idea, time perhaps may prove. 'Wooden Walls.' T) Y the use of iron in the present ironclad period, JLj the demand of the English navy for oak has greatly diminished, and it is interesting to recall the circumstances of that demand during the three hundred years preceding the present century, and to revert to figures which prove the rapid increase in the tonnage of the British navy in that period. As Oak was almost the sole timber used, the recorded increasing tonnage of the British navy will show the increased consumption of Oak. In 1547 the tonnage was 12,455, m I63, i/.no; in 1660, 57,463; in 1685, 103,558. By 1702 the tonnage had increased to 159,017; in 1714 it was 167,171; in 1727, 170,862; in 1760, 321,014; and in 1788, 413,667. Yew. @J OW many people have wondered why Yews 1 1 are so commonly found planted in churchyards! Various reasons have been put forward. One of these is the theory of protection to the sacred edifices--the tree, when large, affording a substantial shield to rough winds, and the denseness and permanence of the foliage making a win...

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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.1885 Excerpt: ... were again broken up and ground into flour. The harder the wood experimented upon the more elaborate the process of pounding and...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:34 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217649793

ISBN - 13:9780217649797

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