This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V18", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
We have before us a statement of an English planter that he has two acres of oak timber planted in 1845 now with trees fifty feet high. This is not two feet a year. We have seen English Oak do better than that in this country, and believe the timber, from some few observations we have made, to be better than any of our own species. We believe the time will soon be when a plantation of English Oak will be one of the most profitable parts of one's farm. In less than ten years it would play no mean part in fencing.