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.
Those who think it worth while to encourage street tree-planting as an incident in forestry should at least endeavor to educate the street tree-planter what to choose. The streets in Canadian towns follow the poor example of many American ones, and plant little else but the silver maple. There will be a fall in the price of tooth-picks if this sort of tree continues in the favor of planters. Montreal varies the planting acceptably by using a good deal of ash, and in Quebec some lindens are used.