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Report on the disastrous effects of the destruction of forest trees, now going on so rapidly in the state of Wisconsin

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Lapham, Increase Allen, 1811-1875
Report on the disastrous effects of the destruction of forest trees, now going on so rapidly in the state of Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin: [Commission to Ascertain Effects of the Destruction of Forest Trees], Atwood and Rublee, state printers, 1867
104 p. ; 22 cm.

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Contents

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[Half-title] Report on the disastrous effects of the destruction of forest trees, now going on so rapidly in the state of Wisconsin

[Title page] Report on the disastrous effects of the destruction of forest trees, now going on so rapidly in the state of Wisconsin, pp. [1] ff.

Introduction, p. [3]

Necessity of trees, pp. [3]-4

Warnings of history, pp. 4-9

The effect of clearing the land of forest trees upon the climate of the state, pp. 9-12

How trees affect the springs, streams and rain of a country, pp. 12-15

How trees protect the soil, pp. 15-16

Trees may produce rain, p. 17

How trees affect the winds, pp. 17-22

Trees affect the electric currents, pp. 22-23

Trees purify the air, p. 23

Trees enrich the land, p. 23

Summary view of facts and consequences, pp. 23-24

General consumption of wood, pp. 24-25

Consumption by railroads, pp. 25-26

How cheap wood affects the country, pp. 26-30

The necessity of cheap motive power, pp. 30-33

How wood effects freights, pp. 33-34

Corn cannot be substituted, pp. 34-35

The duty of the state, pp. 35-36

Experiments needed, pp. 36-37

Peculiarities of climate, pp. 37-40

Suggestions for practice, p. 40

Of tree-belts, pp. 40-43

Some other advantages of tree belts, pp. 43-45

Of cutting trees for wood, pp. 45-46

Propogation of trees, pp. 46-47

Forests and timber belts, pp. 47-48

Forms of planting, pp. 48-49

Time of planting seeds, pp. 49-50

How to procure seeds, p. 50

When to grow trees, pp. 50-53

Plant the best trees, pp. 53-54

Trees classed by rapidity of growth, pp. 54-55

Trees classed by value as fuel, pp. 55-57

Trees recommended for cultivation, pp. 57-97

How the seeds of the coniferæ, etc., are collected, pp. 97-100

In conclusion, pp. 100-101 ff.

Index, pp. [103]-104 ff.


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