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A history of the lumber industry in New York (1902)

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 3:42 pm
by edfrank
A history of the lumber industry in the state of New York (1902)

Author: Fox, William F. [from old catalog]
Subject: Lumbering
Publisher: Washington, Govt. print. off.
Year: 1902
Possible copyright status: NOT_IN_COPYRIGHT
Language: English
Digitizing sponsor: Google
Book from the collections of: Harvard University
Collection: americana
Identifier-access: http://www.archive.org/details/ahistorylumberi00foxgoog

A history of the lumber industry in the state of New York (1902)
Author: Fox, William F.

(page 8)
New York was not only a forest State, but essentially a white-pine State. This valuable species was plentiful throughout the territory. It was conspicuous everywhere by its towering size, although not as abundant as some of the inferior and smaller associated species. In height, diameter, and quality of timber the pines of New York compared favorably with those of any other region on the continent. The height ranged from 130 to 160 feet, with a diameter, breast high, between 2 and 4 feet. In some localities there were individuals of still greater size. Occasional trees are said to have been 255 feet high and about 80 inches in diameter. There is record of a White pine cut in the town of Meredith, Delaware County, that measured 247 feet in length as it lay on the ground. Many New York lumbermen still living recall giant White Pines that measured 7 feet or more across the stumps and over 220 feet in height.