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ECONOMICAL TREES.

and the number and thickness of its adventitious roots it would seem to be much the most striking example of an economical tree thus far described. The trunk is now about three feet or more in diameter, and so much decayed as to leave merely a shell of

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Fig. 3.—Trunk of Mulberry, growing in Thomasville, Ga. (Sketched by the writer.)

no great thickness. The adventitious roots are some of them as thick as a man's arm. They all ramify through the disintegrating heart of the tree, and the longest of them appear to reach