This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V21", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
As a usual thing the farther one is away from railroad and express offices the greater will be the necessity for experimenting with trees, because these neighborhoods have seldom any kind of novelties to afford any practical test, as older settled places do. For these the mail offers good facilities for making forestry experiments on a small scale. Most nurserymen now send trees in this way, in the shape of one or two year old seedlings. Twenty, fifty, or even one-hundred of these small trees can often be sent within a four pound package, which is the legal limit. "We are moved to these remarks by a list of Robert Douglas & Sons now before us, a firm that has done much to further American forestry interests.