The growth of small as compared with large trees, transplanted at the same time, produces some very curious results, which might puzzle those not sufficiently familiar with horticultural science. We have a good example at hand. An experienced horticulturist says: "About twelve years ago a large evergreen was transplanted by a friend of ours into his garden. It was about twelve feet high, and great care was taken of it. At the same time we set out a small one, about eighteen inches in height. Now, what do you think is the difference between the two trees at the present time ? The large tree has grown about four feet. The small one is twenty feet high. The large one has become the small, and the small the large. It is a good illustration of the imprudence of selecting too large trees. If we could plant seeds of the trees we desired, in the places where we wanted them to form an orchard, such trees would be more healthy and much longer-lived than transplanting trees can be; but this is a condition of things not easily attained. We should therefore, adopt the nearest approach to it, and set our young, thrifty plants, with all their fibrous roots untrimmed, that will adapt themselves to the conditions in which they are placed, and that will, in the course of time, form a valuable orchard.

Gould we take up large trees with their roots, and a ball of earth with each tree, then such trees would not meet with a check, and a gain of time would be the result; but this is seldom the case, and the better course is to plant out small specimens".