IV. British Gardening, in respect to the planting of Timber Trees and Hedges
1. Gardening in England, in respect to the planting of Timber Trees and Hedges
681. The British isles were well stocked with timber when comparatively unpeopled with men. As population increased, culture extended itself, and forests were encroached on or eradicated, to make room for the plough or the scythe. History, as far as it goes, bears witness to this state of things in England, Scotland, and Ireland.