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.
There are conflicting views of the value of this wood. It has been stated in these columns that it is not even fit for fuel; but we like to give all sides of every question as long as there is any uncertainty, and the following from a California paper shows the wood to some advantage: "An Anaheim farmer has cut three hundred cords of wood off a six-acre grove of gum trees six years old. He sells the wood at $8 a cord, making the gross profits #2,400, or $66.66 per acre for each year since the trees were planted".