This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V26", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
A circular tells us that it is one of the most incomprehensible things "of this world," that a forestry company was not started long ago. We believe certainly that if a few intelligent men were to go in as Douglass & Sons have gone, and undertake the planting of forests in the judicious manner these enterprising foresters have exhibited, it would be a good thing. But we see nothing in the scheme developed in this circular to commend it. It is said to be a "company," of Waverly, N. Y., but only one name is affixed to the circular, and that one wholly unknown to us. The shares are "only one dollar," though it is shown how even a quarter may do good. An "opportunity like this is one of the rarest things in the world," and we think so too. When we say that the "company" purposes to plant enormously "in fever-stricken districts, the Eucalyptus," the profundity of the whole scheme is self-evident.
Is it really possible that the dollars will fly towards a scheme like this? We suppose they will, but not from those who read horticultural or agricultural papers.