This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V20", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
The Peach Tree grows well on the prairies - makes a rapid growth - and for quick returns is a good substitute for some of the slower-growing forest trees. It will produce a large amount of fuel in four or five years from planting, and the fruit may pay well for all cost of planting and tending. Cover the seed lightly to keep them moist during the Winter, and in the Spring crack all that are not cracked by the frost, and plant about two inches deep.
There are other trees of more or less value that we are testing upon our experimental grounds, that promise well, so far as tried, and may be planted by those who want a great variety, or can afford the greater care and cost necessary to insure success - among which we might name as worthy of attention the Burr Oak, Hackberry, American Elm, Kentucky Coffee Tree, and Ailanthus.