During a recent visit, in company with Mr. W. M. Canby, to the old garden of Humphrey Marshall, author of the Arbustum Americamimr we took occasion to measure some of his most remarkable trees.

Humphrey Marshall built his house at what is now Marshallton, West Chester Co., Pa., in 1764, and it is probable that these trees were planted during the years immediately subsequent to that date or not long after. The measurements were taken three and a half feet from the ground.

Quercus Heterophylla

Raised from an acorn from Bartram's original plant. A very tall and spreading tree, girted 7 feet 1/4 inch.

Quercus Phellos

10 feet 7 inches.

Gymnocladus Canadensis

8 feet 10 inches.

Liquidambar Styraciflua

9 feet 5 inches.

Larix Europaea

5 feet 11 inches.

Magnolia Acuminata

A magnificent symmetrical specimen, with bark hardly to be distinguished from that of White Oak, 11 feet 9 inches.

By the road-side in the Southern part of West Chester County, we measured a venerable chestnut tree, which showed a trunk twenty-three feet and seven inches in circumference at four feet from the ground.