One of the misfortunes of our country is that over the most part of it we cannot have roadside trees and live hedges at the same time, as they do in the British Isles. If we have trees along the hedge row, the struggle for moisture during our hot and dry summers, so weakens the vital powers of the hedge plants that they die in the severe cold weather. In the old world the cooler and shorter summer, and the moister climate permit the union. Here the live fences and fence row timber will not mix.