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.
Black Walnut and Tulip Poplar are mostly exported in logs. Over one thousand of these logs went over a single railroad - Norfolk and Western - during the single month of October, last year.
We learn from that excellent mining and industrial journal The Virginias. that the owners of the Craig Creek slate quarries in that State estimate that on the 5,000 acres of land bought by them there stands, where easy of access, oak timber enough for a quarter of a million railway ties. This land is well covered with white, chestnut and other oaks, white and yellow pine, and other varieties of timber trees.