On page 337, Mr. Bennett, in speaking of the Adirondack wilderness, says or implies that these mountains would make a good nursery for forest trees, to be raised by the Government and planted on the prairies.

Considering the expense of shipping nursery stock so far, and the liability of death, from careless handling on the part of the settler, I should consider the scheme proposed as being impracticable. If the Government wanted to establish nurseries for the raising of forest trees, it could get the land as cheap here as in New York, and by making several nurseries at different places, all under the control of our Agricultural College, it would be making the work practical.

Speaking of the Sugar Maple, he says it will adapt itself to almost any locality, is easily grown, and about the safest to plant. I beg leave to differ. The hard Maple will not, or has not yet, adapted itself to the climate of Kansas, and if a tree making four feet in height in twelve years is growing easily, then it will grow easily in this State. And, on the whole, we do not consider it a safe tree to plant in this country.

Geuda Springs, Kansas.