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 following are the dimensions of some North Carolina trees, as reported from Cherokee county by the Board of Agriculture of that State:
White Oak, 13 feet 4 inches in circumference, and 50 feet to first limb; Yellow Locust, 10 feet circumference, and 60 feet to first limb; Chestnut, 18 feet 6 inches in circumference; Poplar. 11 feet 9 inches in circumference, 70 feet to first limb. Poplar, 11 feet in circumference,7 feet to first limb Yellow Locust, 7 feet 7 inches in circumferennce 45 feet to first limb; Shingle Oak, 11 feet in circumference, GO feet to first limb; Black Gum, 9 feet 7 inches in circumference. 40 feet to first limb; Hickory, 9 feet in circumference, 50 feet to first limb; Grape Vine at Valley Town, 18 inches in circumference.