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 Union Pacific Railroad has made extensive plantations of forests along its line in Nebraska. These under the superintendence of Mr. J. T. Allan, have been generally successful. The trees are chiefly kinds native to the Rocky Mountains, though Larch, Scotch Pine, and some fruit trees have also been experimented with. The regular hands of the road planted the trees under Mr. Allan's superintendence. The plan was to plow up tracts of from two to five hundred acres, sow with grass and clover, and set out the trees at the same time.