This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V23", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
In regard to Juniperus Virginiana, at a recent meeting of the Delaware County Institute, Col. Willcox de-i scribed the cedar industry of Florida. The de-mand for this wood by the pencil makers has been so great that the growth on private grounds has been exhausted. As the woodmen were forbidden to cut on the public grounds it necessitated a purchase of the lands, which was made | at a very low price, but when the wood was cut the taxes remaining unpaid the land had to be sold again. New arrangements exist now. Any! one may cut trees on the public lands by paying stum page, a charge made according to the num-ber of trees cut. The value of the wood now is about 50 cents a cubic foot. The trees are floated i on rafts to the mills, where they are smoothly ' prepared in slices just as thick as a lead pencil.