The Planter's Guide: Or, A Practical Essay on the Best Method of Giving Immediate Effect to Wood, by the Removal of Large Trees and Underwood; Being an Attempt to Place the Art on Fixed Principles, and to Apply it to General Purposes, Useful and Ornamental; Chiefly Intended for the Climate of Scotland

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W. Blackwood, 1828 - Forests and forestry - 473 pages
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