The Garden Guide

Book: A treatise on the theory and practice of landscape gardening, adapted to North America,1841
Chapter: Section IV. Deciduous Ornamental Trees

Larch plantations in Great Britain

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In Great Britain, immense plantations of this tree are made with a view to profit; and although as yet nothing like rearing trees for timber has been attempted here, nevertheless the time must come when our attention will necessarily be turned in this direction. When such is the case, it is probable that the Larch will be found to be as much an object of profit on this side of the Atlantic as on the other. Indeed, we are much inclined to believe that thousands of acres of our sterile soils in some districts, might now be profitably planted with this tree.