A "Maryland correspondent" says: "Some weeks since a very intelligent gardener insisted with me that cutting back budded peach trees was one source of weakened power that led to disease. The budded peach is, as you know, operated on near the ground. The next winter or spring the plant, perhaps four or five feet high, is cut down to the bud. Numerous sprouts come, and one only left to form the tree. This check, he says, affects the constitution of the tree. The seedling tree is not cut back, and for this reason it is always a healthier tree. Is there anything in this doctrine?"

[We think there is a little theoretically, - but practically it is we think so little of an injury as not to interfere seriously with the health. But it is worthy of further thought. - Ed. G. M].