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.
Mr. Wm. Little, of Montreal, takes the same ground in a letter to London "Forestry" that we have so long taken in this magazine, that forest fires could not occur if dead brush and dead timber were not left carelessly lying loose. The legislation required therefore is not "rewards for putting out fires," or "prosecution of those who start fires," so much as fining heavily all who have these tinder traps on their property. It is absurd to talk about protecting our forests when we allow the material for fires to lie around in every direction. Green wood will not burn - that is a certainty. Forests are to be encouraged, but huge piles of brushwood are wholly different.