Chas. E. Par-nell, Queen's, L. I., N. Y., writes: "I have noticed in the Monthly at variousintervals, notes on specimens of rare on remarkable trees, and especially on the Cedar of Lebanon. I do not recollect the fact ever being mentioned of its producing cones, so I do not know whether it is a common occurrence or not. This season I noticed a quantity on the tree we have here. It is the first time it ever produced cones. For notes on the tree of ours, see Henderson's ' Handbook of Plants,' p. 41".

[In the vicinity of Philadelphia, the Cedar of Lebanon has produced cones for many years past, but fine specimens are not numerous. It is remarkable that this beautiful and historic tree should be so scarce. - Ed. G. M].