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.
A New York importer of veneers has just received from France a log of walnut veneer, which, for the various qualities of size, color, figure and freedom from blemishes, has rarely been equaled. The largest sheets are nearly four feet square, and the log contained about 9,000 square feet. It took the gold medal at the Paris exhibition in 1878, and its companion was sold for $5,000.
The first item naturally suggests the question, If one factory uses ten million feet of black walnut how long will the present supply hold out against the consumption of all America and much of Europe?
The second item suggests the question, If French Walnut is so valuable for veneers why is not it a good variety of walnut to plant in the rich lands of the West. Would the French thrive at the West?