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.
Prof. P. W. Sheafer, of Potts-ville, in his excellent paper on the geology of Schuylkill county, says : " In Schuylkill county we are specialists. We are dependent on one substance; coal is king." We fancy after awhile it will be found in Schuylkill county that timber is king. It is not possible to work a coal mine without timber. Of Pinus rigida alone enough is used by one company in that county in one year to reach, if the logs are placed end to end, from the Atlantic coast to the Pacific.
Forests will soon have to be planted there in an intelligent manner, or coal will no longer have regal honor.