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Thursday, September 13, 2012

"Part of the Truth": Planting Trees

"Our fields were growing up to brush, and Dr. Sampson was constantly urging us to reforest them.  In the fall of 1940, when I had cut and burned a good deal of the brush, Mr Agan said to me, “That’s a good job you’re doing.  Next spring, if we both live, we’ll set out some trees.”  We did.  I ordered six thousand red pines and two thousand spruces, two-year transplants, from the State Conservation Department, and when they came, Mr. Agan, who had grown exceedingly deft in his long experience with Dr. Sampson, planted them."

Hicks, Granville. Part of the Truth. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1965.

New York State Tree Nursery: Saratoga Springs, NY


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