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

Use of larch trees in Scotland

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In Scotland, the Larch was first introduced in the year 1738, when eleven plants were given to the Duke of Athol, who afterwards, struck by the rapidity of their growth and the excellency of their timber, planted thousands of acres with them. As a specimen of what is done in timber growing abroad, and the peculiar capacity of the Larch for thriving on poor soils, we shall make some extracts from the account given of its growth in Scotland, by Sir T. D. Lauder.