1st. Select the trees by personal examination in the nursery, and always those with single stems.

2d. Patronize your nearest reliable dealer.

3d. Plant in damp weather in the spring, with the least possible exposure of the roots to the sun and air. In his own experience the loss in fall-planted trees had been ten per cent. - in spring but two per cent.

4th. Prune.all mutilated and broken roots; spare no pains in setting the tree; one minute's extra time given then more than equals a year's growth. To secure the best results, each tree should be allowed at least forty feet of unshaded greensward.

5th. Mulch for a year or two. In speaking of deciduous trees for street shading, he mentioned the white elm as first in beauty; the silver and soft maples were also highly recommended, and advocated the action of the town authorities in this matter the same as with sidewalks. The hockberry, tulip and coffee tree should be found in every lawn.

Prof. Turner also read a short paper, and to the point. For the street he considered the elm the king of shade trees. The soft maples are all of quick growth, but short lived, and apt to be broken down and deformed with ice and winds, and liable to be attacked by borers. The various varieties of the hard maple are also most magnificent trees, but in our county it is a slow grower, and so liable to a fatal blight from some unknown cause, that it is not reliable as a street tree. The sycamore is also a very hardy and reliable tree for the street, and it would add greatly to the beauty of our city if we could occasionally get out of " Elm street" and "Maple street," and ride a short distance in a street lined with a majestic row of sycamores on each side, with their broad, light green leaves, and pendant batten. An occasional street, too, lined with the Tyrolese larch, would be a still greater relief, though it furnishes less shade than either of those above mentioned. But for quickness of growth, beauty of form, spray and foliage, I know of no two trees that equal the American chestnut and the tulip tree. The fruit of the former is very valuable as well as the timber, but it succeeds well only on dry, mellow soil, and can be successfully transplanted only when small.

The leaves of the tulip tree are, so far as known, perfectly free from all sorts of insects and blights. Every considerable house-yard in town ought to have one or more of these noble trees in it, instead of those interminable rows of soft maple. The weeping willow, Toplady poplar, and white birch were recommended for variety. There is no single tree that contrasts so beautifully and harmoniously with the common evergreens as the deciduous cypress. The bal- -sam fir is quite fashionable, but the tree itself bears no comparison to the majestic Norway pine or the spruce. The black spruce of Maine was highly commended. All evergreens should be transplanted or have their roots cut every two or three years while in the nursery, to render them both safe and reliable for transplanting. All top-rootod trees, and especially the chestnut, need the same treatment. Evergreen hedges and screens are "a thing of beauty'1 and " a joy forever." Every one of the old cross fences between our city lots ought to be removed, and a beautiful evergreen hedge planted in their places. The hemlock, and the Siberian and American arbor vitae are the best for this purpose. As to shrubs, said the Professor, properly so called, I have come to regard them as but littlo else than a nuisance everywhere.

A few of thorn, well back, will do, and recommended the barberry, the Japan quince and the snowball. He did not favor the idea of crowding evergreens so closely about our dwellings as is the custom with people generally.