This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...the valley of the Arkansas river; reaching its best development in eastern North Carolina. In this State (fig. 34), where it attains an average height of 50 to 70, and an average diameter of 2 to 3 feet, it is found on a great variety of soils and situations from the sea level to an elevation of 1,000 feet. The original growth is on moist deep soil, but the second growth has sprung up largely in old fields, often replacing the long-leaf pine on the moister loamy lands. It bears seed generally every year, and abundantly once in 2 or 3 years, but much of the seed is imperfect. Seedlings are very common on rather moist soil in abandoned fields. The rate of growth, under sufficient light, is very rapid. The slender light green leaves are usually in threes, with rather long close sheaths. The cones are ovate-oblong and 3 to 4 inches long; the scales terminate in short rigid spines. This species has a tap-root and many strong deeply penetrating lateral roots. The wood is light, not strong, brittle, very coarse-grained and not durable; light brown in color, the very thick sapwood orange or often nearly white. It is used for lumber and fuel. Turpentine is sometimes obtained from this tree. Pinus rigida. Miller. (pitch Pine, Black Pine.) A tree, with an oblong crown, spreading branches, a cylindrical, and often crooked stem, and rather flaky dark reddish-brown bark, reaching a height of 80 and a diameter of 3 feet. It occurs from New Brunswick to the northern shores of Lake Ontario, south through the Atlantic states to northern Georgia, and westward to West Virginia and Kentucky. A very common tree. In this State, where it readies an average height of 50 to 70 feet and an average diameter of 18 to 24 inches, it is found in the western part of the...
  • ISBN13: 9781230454269
  • Publisher: Theclassics.Us
  • Pubilcation Year: 2013
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 00070
Dimensions7.4 x 0.1 x 9.7 inches
Primary CategoryHistory/General

Timber Trees and Forests of North Carolina Volume 6-7

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