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 Parking Commission of the city of Washington, consisting of Messrs. W. R. Smith, Wm. Saunders and John Saul, have planted many miles of streets, and it is conceded to be one of the planting jobs which will challenge competition with any similar task in the United States for low cost and great success. This comes from having men who know what they are doing, and of high personal character, in the management of such things.
Already 40,000 trees have been planted, some thirty kinds being used, the bulk, however, being of ten kinds. These, named in the order they are valued by the commission, are the following : Silver or White Maple (Acer dasycar-pum), then American Linden (Tilia Americana), American Elm (Ulmus Americana), Scarlet Maple (Acerrubrum), BoxElder (Negundoaceroides), Sugar Maple (Acer saccharinwn),American White Ash (Fraxinus Americana), English Sycamore (Acer Pseudo-Platanus), Button Ball (Platanus orientalis), Tulip Tree (Liriodendron Tulipi-fera), Honey Locust (Gleditschia triacanthos), and Norway Maple (Acer platanoides).