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Wisconsin State Horticultural Society / Transactions of the Wisconsin State Horticultural Society. Proceedings, essays and reports at the annual winter meetings, held at Madison, Feb. 1, 2 and 3, 1870 and Feb. 7, 8 and 9, 1871
(1871 [covers 1870/1871])

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TRANSACTIONS FOR 18'10.
character of the soil, and subsoil. Trees that grew and thrived in sand would
die
in the clay, and those of the clay would perish in the sand. For each there
should
be different lists. There was also a difference in the climate of different
portions
of the state. Trees that could thrive in one portion would perish from the
severity
of the winters of another portion. Fruits that found abundant heat in the
south to
perfect them would not mature in another portion, from a deficiency of heat.
The
dryness of one portion would destroy plants what would thrive in the dampness
of
other parts. All these required different recommendations; some of which
could
be brought out only by the local organizations, and by observations upon
tempera-
ture, currents of winds, rainfall and evaporation, which should be taken
in every
county of the state.
Several others spoke on this subject, but no action was taken.
LOCAL SOCIETIES.
The call being made for reports from the local societies-
Mr. HOILE spoke enthusiastically for the Oshkosh society, and the marked
influ-
ence it was having upon the citizens of that county. It had started under
adverse
circumstances, and a few persons had been obliged to carry on the work almost
un-
aided. If some of the officers of this society could be induced to come among
them, and address them, it would have a good effect. As it was, he was authorized
to extend a challenge to any society in the state, for a competition at a
June exhibi-
tion, in fruits and flowers.
Mr. LEITCH replied for Madison, that he would accept the challenge thus given.
For his own society he could say that it was one of the institutions of the
city; and
to it, and its influence, was due the ornamentation of the city, as weln
as most of
its fruit.
Mr. LAWRENCE, for Janesville, said that their society had somewhat fallen
off
from its former standing; but by holding a series of weekly meetings of late,
a new
interest had been awakened, and matters appeared better. He thought Janesville
would not allow Oshkosh to have the exhibition all to itself.
Mr. GREENmAN, for the Milton society, reported that it was but recently organized,
but it is progressing very satisfactorily. They had held an exhibition, and
have fre-
quent meetings for discussions.
Mr. PLuMB, for the same society, said that Milton owes to the state society
a debt
of gratitude for the encouragement it had received in its organization, and
for the
many and great results that they had already felt for their place. The best
men in
the place had become enlisted in the subject, and were giving them a helping
hand.
The faculty of the Milton College were taking hold of the matter, and are
adding
strength to our encouraging work of holding monthly meetings. He hoped that
an
exhibition would be held in June, and that Milton would be named as the location.
SUMIUM EXHTIBITON.
Mr. STICKNzY offered the following resolution, which was
adopted:
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