This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V22", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
The idea of planting forest trees is steadily gaining ground, especially in Fresno, Tulare, and Mariposa Counties. The timber principally planted here is Blue Gum, (Eucalyptus globulus) and Locust; however, there is more of the former than the latter. The constructing of irrigating canals has wrought a revolution in agriculture in this section, and as the facilities for irrigation have increased there has been a corresponding increase in tree-planting. In a few years the vast plains, which have been heretofore comparatively treeless, will afford timber for fuel and lumber to succeeding generations.