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])
Willey, O. S.
Report of the recording secretary, pp. 15-20 PDF (1.4 MB)
[Business], pp. 20-26 PDF (1.4 MB)
20 WISCONSIN STATE HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY. The Secretary laid before the society a communication from P. A. CHADBOURNE, LL. D., and President of the University, in relation to the experimental grounds on the University farm, in which he expressed the willingness of the University to do any team work for this society, but could not, for want of means, per- form the ordinary labor and care now demanded by the garden, and keep the required records. He thought the state should allow the society all the money needed to conduct the experi- ments in this ground, where the advantages of the University roads, fences, screens, etc., would allow every cent expended to tell to the greatest advantage in the experiments upon the plants themselves. Such experiments would furnish subjects for discus- sion at meetings of the society, and also the successful ones could be repeated and proved by the members, and thus the fruit capa- bilities of the state could be learned thoroughly in a short time. The Secretary also read a communication from IsAAc J. HoiL}, Corresponding Secretary of the Oshkosh Horticultural Society, inviting the society to hold its next meeting at Oshkosh, and promising facilities for the accommodation of the members and the society, Judge KNAPP introduced to the society Messrs. SCOFIELD and McArxx of Freeport, Illinois, as representatives of the Northern Illinois Horticultural Society, who were in attendance, and moved their admittance as delegates to this meeting. The mo- tion prevailed and they were admitted to seats. Mr. ScoFi-mE said he came specially charged to urge the joint action of this society with the Illinois society for the abolition of duty on imported seeds. Mr. McAFEE said he had brought with him a lignarium of the native woods of Stephenson county, embracing 49 genera and 168 varieties, which he would explain during the session. He also alluded to the position of Wisconsin, so far to the north, and yet it suffered less than regions farther south from changes of climate, though it required plants adapted to its condition. THE TREASURER'S REPORT Showed that he had a balance on hand of $326.31, and that there were no demands outstanding. The report was referred to the committee on Finance.
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