Art, Glory, Freedom, fail, but Nature still is fair. - Byron.

What trees may best adorn the mountain's brow,

And spread promiscuous o'er the plains below?

What, singly, lift the high-aspiring head,

Or, mix'd in groups, their quivering shadows shed?

What best in lofty groves may tow'r around,

Or creep in underwood along the ground;

Or, in low copses, skirt the hillock's side,

Or, form the thicket, some defect to hide?

I now inquire.

THE remarks in a former article re-specting iron railings, materials for monuments, etc., apply with force to the selection of trees for a rural cemetery; they should be of a permanent kind, but, as they will grow while the other improvements are perishing, and may attain either a moderate or a great height and bulk of body, discrimination is eminently required. The planter must look forward to future years. Those trees which may be en-tirely suitable for ground not intended to be used for interments may be utterly unfitted, by their manner of growth, for a family lot. As instances of this difference, we may cite two of evergreen, and two of deciduous habit. The hemlock may do very well for either situation; in a lot it will, without annual shortening, lose its lower branches, grow up, and overshadow the spot; without its lower limbs, it is an eminently handsome tree; the Norway fir, on the contrary, has lost its principal beauty when its "feathering near the ground" is removed; this feathering soon increases to such an extent as to cover any moderate lot; when a tombstone or a monument is to be erected, it becomes necessary to remove its chief attraction.

The same remarks will apply to the Cedar of Lebanon, and many others; the rule being established to plant, in individual property, only those trees which grow upwards without low-spreading limbs, or trees which sweep from the top downwards, of which there is now a considerable list, no difficulty will be experienced; the company should adopt trees with lower branches, for variety and effect, where the situations are suitable to receive them. Deciduous trees, like the Buttonwood or the native Chestnut, would interfere by their bulk, and their large roots, with individual improvements, while they would be eminently proper in many sites not to be inclosed by individual owners. This rule will be perfectly understood on a little examination, and is a very important one in the first laying out of the grounds of a cemetery.

Again. Low', round-headed trees will be more permanently ornamental in individual cemetery property than those of tall or fastigiate habit; the Norway or Black Maple is one of the most decided ornaments of a burial plot; it spreads, in the most beautiful manner, over a large space, while its shade is perhaps the most impenetrable of any we have; the Lombardy Poplar, on the contrary, would be in bad keeping with a monument or a tombstone, by overtopping them, reducing their apparent height, and yielding little or no shade below. Here will be observed a distinction which we are anxious to impress on those interested. With these simple rules remembered, and a knowledge of the habits of trees, it will be an easy task to plant a Cemetery with a due regard to the individual holdings as well as the company's duty of giving a finish to their department, which will consist, as before remarked, in planting the boundaries as well as the borders of the roads, and those spots not suitable, or likely to be wanted, for interments.

We shall now proceed to give a list, lst, of evergreen-trees suitable for general purposes, to be planted by the company; 2d, of deciduous kinds; 3d, trees and shrubbery for individual planters; 4th, the best and newer weeping kinds that may be admitted with propriety and effect; 5th, a list of hedge-plants, to supersede the necessity of iron for inclosures; and 6th, vines suitable for individual lots, etc.: -

I. Evergreen-Trees Suitable for General Purposes, To Be Planted By The Company

Norway Spruce Fir,

Hemlock Spruce,

The Cedar of Lebanon, and the African Cedar,

The Pinaster,

The Cephalonian Pine,

The WeymoutK Pine,

The White Spruce Fir,

The Black " "

The Balm of Gilead; if this is planted in the youth of the cemetery, it will, in twenty years, serve as a tree to be thinned out and destroyed, and, answering for present effect, is useful.

Cryptomeria Japonica; a very desirable evergreen for cemeteries; not entirely hardy at the North.

Abies Douglasii, " Morinda,

Pinus Benthamiana, " Sylvestris, " Gerardiana,

Pinus Lambertiana,

" cembra,

" monticola, Picea pinsapo,

" pichta,

" nobilis,

" amabilis,

" spectabilis, " Fraserii,

" Menziesii,

. and others. At the South, and perhaps in the Middle States, the Sequoia Gigantea, or Great Tree of California, should not be forgotten. Podocarpus Japonica resembles the Irish Tew, with larger foliage, and is perfectly hardy. We could name many others, but a little study will give a longer list of trees of similar habit with the above, as well as those that follow.

II. Deciduous Trees For The Same Purposes

Oaks; all the varieties, but, especially, the Overcup and the White Oak. Magnolia macrophylla, or long-leaved magnolia, " conspicua, " acuminata, " cordata, " auriculata, etc, all the family that are hardy in your latitude. Tulip-tree, American Lime-tree, or Tilia, Maples; most of these should be employed, but, as in the case of the single lot-holder, we recommend the Acer Platanoides, or Norway, especially.

The common Horse-Chestnut, and the Red and Double Chinese. The Buckeye loses its leaves too early in the autumn. Virgilia lutea, or Yellow Wood, All the Robinias, or Locusts, Kentucky Coffee-tree, The Judas-tree, The Florida Dogwood, The Buttonwood, for some sites, would make a fine boundary, The Mountain Ash, The Ash-trees, The Copper, and other Beeches, The Sassafras, in groups of three and five, The Elm, and, especially, the Slippery Elm, the latter forming a beautiful head, The Hickories, on high ground, Weeping Willows, in dells, etc.