This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V24", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
The daily and other " secular" papers, which give us alarming and not always intelligent articles on Forestry, tell us that wherever there is land too poor to produce farm crops, it should at once be devoted to forestry. It is such views of forestry which lead the community to believe that it is the work of a long life-time to plant trees. Intelligent forestry will get up a paying crop of timber in twenty-five years, but for this the best land and not the poorest should be chosen. It will never pay to plant a forest on poor land.