The White, Blue, Black, Green, Red, and European Ashes.—Their Growth, Usefulness, and Manner of Culture. — Climate and Soil best Suited to their Growth.— Distinguishing Traits and Properties of Varieties.—The Mountain Ash.—Its Deportment, Uses, and Manner of Propagating.—Its Enemies.—The American Flowering Ash Described.

It is not so difficult to raise timber as many people imagine. The lack of correct information on this subject is, I believe, to a great extent the reason why so little timber is planted. If farmers only knew how to plant, and when and where, they would not be slow to raise trees. Now let us see if we cannot give some simple directions for the planting of trees. First, then,