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"Attractive is the Woodland scene,
Diversified with trees of every growth
Alike yet various..
No tree in all the grove but has its charms."
TO THE SECOND EDITION.
To those who live in the country, or repair to it from our cities and towns for recreation or recruitment of health, we trust this will be an acceptable book, especially if they are unacquainted with Forest-trees. Our aim has been to produce a volume that will convey general and particular information respecting the timber-trees chiefly cultivated in the United Kingdom, to induce further inquiry respecting them, and to impart a new interest to the Woodland. To effect this we have briefly given their history and description, together with their botanical characters, remarks from our best authors on their habits and ornamental properties, on the usual mode of their cultivation, and on the value or utility of their timber. We have also introduced accounts of such remarkable trees as we considered of sufficient note to interest the general reader.
It has been objected that a few species, not recognised as Forest trees, have been included in this work; such as the Hawthorn, Holly, Mountain Ash, and Wild Cherry. But as these have been likewise admitted into a subsequent work of greater pretensions, the reason