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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])

Transactions of the Wisconsin State Horticultural Society 1870,   p. 9 PDF (166.7 KB)

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TuESDAY, February 1, 1870.
President Dr. JOsEPiH HOBBiNS called the society to order at
7i P. M. About fifty members in attendance.
W. T. LEzrcn, President of the Madison Horticultural Society,
gave the
Mr. President and Gentlemen of the State Horticultural Society:
Your annual assembling in this city has already become an event looked forward
to with interest and pleasure by the local society of this city, which I
have the honor
to. represent, and they have imposed upon me the pleasing duty of expressing
to you
their hearty welcome and sympathy in the objects which you have at heart
field which you have entered is a wide one, and certainly needs to be well
and fully
occupied in this state. Our climate is such, that to make horticulture successful,
requires a large amount of study, observation and patient scientific investigation
We have enemies in the winds, and in the grea extremes of heat and cold,
and it
is for you to inform the people of this state how to fortify and protect
against them; you have not only to point out the enemy and the means of defense
to the good people of the state, but your mission is also to incite them
to avail them-
selves of the means of defense at their disposal. The man who makes two spires
of grass to grow where but one grew before, has been well called a public
factor, and the man, or body of men, who shall induce the farmers of this
generally to protect their farms, orchards and homes by belts of timber,
and shall
induce them to set apart a portion of every prairie farm to the growth of
fruit trees,
and who by word and deed shall cause the people to look upon every man who
wantonly wastes and cuts trees and timber as a public enemy; who by precept
example shall persuade the people to adorn and beautify their homes with

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