A correspondent of the Pacific Rural Press controverts the statement made that the Eucalyptus though growing fast is useless as a forest tree. He says: "In the gum forest near Haywards, in April, 1877, (the forest was planted in the winter of 1869 and 1870) ten acres of it underwent a thinning out, leaving per acre 100 of the best trees standing. The yield from the ten acres was 149 cords of wood, 600 poles the size of telegraph, and 160 pieces of the size of railway sleepers. Also on previous years, on the same ten acres, some six or eight cords, or more, were taken at different times. The 1,000 trees left standing on the ten acres were from 80 to 100 feet in height; the largest six feet in circumference near the ground. The cord wood sold readily on the ground at from $5.75 to $6 per cord.