This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V18", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
At one time it was supposed that it took almost a long life time for a tree to grow to any considerable size. Of late years people come to understand differently. At a recent meeting of the Scottish Arboricultural Society, Mr. M'Corquodale said he had measured recently two specimens of Abies Douglasii, which were 41 years of age. One contained 99 1/2 cubic feet of timber, and the other 132 cubic feet. That was a rapidity of growth in coniferous trees that was seldom seen. Douglasii was suited bv a drv soil remarkably well.