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Jepson Field Book volume 15 page 50 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Jepson Field Book volume 15 page 50
Kew  I. "I could scarcely imagine Pinchot quarreling with anyone but if he should quarrel with anyone I should suppose he might with Sargent" This speech amused Brandis heartily. He laughed and said: "You speak with all the precision of a mathematical formula". And again he laughed. He says botanists do not appreciate sufficiently or indeed take any notice of the marked differences among trees as to their rates of growth. Oak is slow, Pine is fast. Yes. But there are conifers slower in growth than the oak as the Yew, there is the Spruce faster than the Pine, the Redwood fastest of all. But ::::::::: Feb. 3, 1906.  then there are broad-leaved trees as the Eucalyptus faster than any conifer. It isn't because of the quantity of the leaves or their evergreen character. We do not know why it is."  This constitutional difference is certainly remarkable, but it is interesting that the very tallest trees on the surface of the earth whether coniferous or broad-leaved are evergreen.  We went after dinner for a walk in the Gardens which was rendered highly interesting by Sir Dietrich's interesting remarks about the plants in flower, the Rhododendrons, the Snowdrops, Anemones, Crocuses, etc.
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