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Getting Acquainted with the Trees

Getting Acquainted with the Trees

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Getting Acquainted with the Trees



Illustrated from Photographs by the Author

Copyright, 1904
By The Outlook Company

Published April, 1904
Reprinted April, 1904
New edition September, 1906
Reprinted August, 1913 March, 1914.


These sketches are, I fear, very unscientific and unsystematic. They record the growth of my own interest and information, as I have recently observed and enjoyed the trees among which I had walked unseeing far too many years. To pass on, as well as I can, some of the benefit that has come into my own life from this wakened interest in the trees provided by the Creator for the resting of tired brains and the healing of ruffled spirits, as well as for utility, is the reason for gathering together and somewhat extending the papers that have brought me, as they have appeared in the pages of "The Outlook," so many letters of fellowship and appreciation from others who have often seen more clearly and deeply into the woods than I may hope to.

Driven out from my desk by weariness sometimes—and as often, I confess, by a rasped temper I would fain hide from display—I have never failed to find rest, and peace, and much to see and to love, among the common and familiar trees, to which I hope these mere hints of some of their features not always seen may send others who also need their silent and beneficent message.

J. H. McF.

March 17, 1904


A Story of Some Maples 1
The Growth of the Oak 25
Pines 49
Apples 73
Willows and Poplars 95
The Elm and the Tulip 131
Nut-bearing Trees 157
Some Other Trees 185
Index 235
Botanical Names 239

List of Illustrations

Silver maple flowers 4
Young leaves of the red maple 7
"The Norway maple breaks into a wonderful bloom" 9
Samaras of the sugar maple 11
A mature sycamore maple 13
Sycamore maple blossoms 15
Flowers of the ash-leaved maple 17
Ash-leaved maples in bloom 19
Striped maple 21
The swamp white oak in winter 29
Flowers of the pin-oak 31
The swamp white oak in early spring 36
An old post-oak