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.
If it does not pay to plant trees for "family use " in States where forests abound, it surely ought in those districts where there is no native woodland. The Greeley Tribune tells of a Mr. Hall of that town who set out some Cottonwood trees around a five acre lot five years ago, and the mere thinnings from these last year from four year old trees, kept the family in fire-wood a whole year afterward. Such facts as these do more to encourage the growth of forest trees than tons of legislative documents.