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.
Connecticut gives to every person who will plant and care for trees along any highway an annual bounty for each quarter of a mile so planted. The trees are to be elm, maple, tulip, ash, basswood, black walnut and hickory, the elms not to be more than sixty feet apart, and the others not more than thirty feet apart. There could be no possible objection to this if the object were simply to make shady carriage drives, or pleasant paths for pedestrians, but in the interest of a great national question like that of forestry, how childish!