The Garden Guide

Book: History of Garden Design and Gardening
Chapter: Chapter 4: British Gardens (1100-1830)

Forestry in Seventeenth Century England

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684. In the reign of James I., it appears that there was great store of timber, more than proportioned to the demand. For, on a survey of the royal forests, &c. in 1608, we find that a great part of what was then intended to be sold, remained a considerable time undisposed of.