Trees. a Woodland Notebook
by Sir Herbert Maxwell (9781507532676)

Trees. a Woodland Notebook
 
Sir Herbert Maxwell
Format: Paperback / softback
Pages: 128
Category: Classic Fiction
Publisher: Createspace
ISBN: 9781507532676
ISBN-10: 1507532679



"[...]at 5 feet from the ground. It was felled after being struck by lightning and badly damaged; but for which mishap the purchasers estimated its value would have been 300. In Kyre Park, Worcestershire, there still stood in 1907 an oak 113 feet high, with a straight trunk of 90 feet, for which the owner had declined an offer of 100 a few years previously. In certain parts of England, chiefly in the eastern counties, the timber of some oaks is found to have assumed a rich brown hue, instead of the normal pale fawn. The cause of this is obscure; some botanists consider it to be produced by a fungoid growth; others, that it is the combined effect of age and soil; but, whatever be the agent, the result is to enhance enormously the market value of such trees. American cabinetmakers first created a demand for it, as much as 10s.[...]."

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