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.
M.- You are mistaken. There are some trees that grow faster than oaks truly, but most oaks grow faster than you think. Faster than some maples. We have no doubt that under most circumstances many oaks would beat the sugar maple.