This section is from "The Horticulturist, And Journal Of Rural Art And Rural Taste", by P. Barry, A. J. Downing, J. Jay Smith, Peter B. Mead, F. W. Woodward, Henry T. Williams. Also available from Amazon: Horticulturist and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste.
Some six years since I planted, for a gentleman now deceased, several of the pinus excelsa. The ground is a stiff clay subsoil, only surface-drained ; top soil a good clay loam of about eight inches deep. Recently, passing the place, I found every tree in fine condition, apparently healthy, and presenting an appearance fully to bear out its reputation as the most beautiful white pine in existence. These trees have not made long shoots, but the foliage is fully as long as on trees that have made more vigorous growth. I have planted many trees of this variety during the last eight years, and I regret to say, nearly all that have been placed on well-prepared rich soils have been killed by the winter, evidently show-ing that a moderate slow growth renders this beautiful tree just as hardy as any of the common white pines. F. R. E.
By an advertisement in our columns it will be seen that J. A. Requa has removed his propagating establishment from Ame-nia, Dutchess Co., N. T. to Brocton, Cha-tauque Co, N. Y.