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.
A Cana dian paper has the following:
"The Ailanthus is another valuable timber tree which is easily grown. The timber is very durable, and is especially valuable for railroad ties, as it holds a spike with great tenacity and bears a great strain without crushing".
Can any of our readers tell us on what railroad this has been tried, and just exactly all about it? It is very important in cases of forestry where, if a man make a mistake in planting, it cannot be remedied to his benefit, every statement should be well authenticated.