At the meeting of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, held on January 8th, Levi W. Russell gave an excellent essay on tree planting. He justly says that every farmer should have his nursery of forest trees; and his boys should have the larger share in it. There is nothing about the old home, not even the well sweep and the bucket, which more endears it to the boys, when grown to manhood, than the trees which they helped to plant. We deplore the exodus of our young men from the New England homesteads to the West and other parts of the country. If we would keep them, we must make them love the land of their birth, and one factor in this work is to attach them to the soil through the practice of tree-planting.