The Lockland Lumber Company are endeavoring to introduce this for greenhouse sash and rafters, and give the following note on the general value of the timber:

" It grows in groups called ' Brakes,' in the swamps and bayous of most of our Southern States, and under favorable conditions attains an enormous size. The trunk is straight and without limb, often to a height of 75 feet or more, and large trees measure 120 feet in height, and 25 feet and over in circumference above the conical base, which, at the ground, is often three or four times the diameter of the trunk. Authorities disagree as to varieties, some claiming that there are three kinds - red, white or yellow, and black, while others that they take their names from the color of their heart wood, which varies according to soil and conditions. All agree that it is a wood of remarkable durability.

" Its color is of a reddish brown, somewhat resembling our yellow pine, and in weight is somewhat heavier than white pine. No wood that grows in the South so resembles and possesses all the prominent virtues of white pine. This, coupled with the durability of cedar, makes it the favorite wood in the South for all tanks and cisterns, and exposed parts of buildings. It is also much used for inside finish.

" Houses are still standing in good repair that were constructed of this wood 'in toto' more than one hundred years ago.

" In New England and along the sea-coast, it has long been used in the shape of shingles, and is now extensively used for tanks, wooden gutters, etc. That this wood will be extensively used throughout the North when better known there is no doubt".