Annual Report of the Bureau of Forestry for the Province of Ontario

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Page 120 - OH for a lodge in some vast wilderness, Some boundless contiguity of shade, Where rumour of oppression and deceit, Of unsuccessful or successful war, Might never reach me more.
Page 94 - Are still the abodes of gladness ; the thick roof Of green and stirring branches is alive And musical with birds, that sing and sport In wantonness of spirit; while below The squirrel, with raised paws and form erect, Chirps merrily. Throngs of insects in the shade Try their thin wings and dance in the warm beam That waked them into life.
Page 46 - ... or destroys a tree planted and growing upon any road or highway, or upon any public street, lane, alley, place or square in this Province (or upon any boundary line of farms, if any such bonus or premium as aforesaid has been paid therefor), or suffers or permits any animal in his charge to injure or destroy, or who cuts down or removes any such tree without having first obtained permission so to do by special resolution of the council of the municipality, shall, upon conviction thereof before...
Page 45 - All infringing copies of any work in which copyright subsists, or of any substantial part thereof, and all plates used or intended to be used for the production of such infringing copies, shall be deemed to be the property of the owner of the copyright, who accordingly may take proceedings for the recovery of the possession thereof or in respect of the conversion thereof.
Page 17 - The forests also broke the force of the fierce east desert winds. Now these winds, piercingly cold in winter and scorchingly hot in summer, burst with full fury on the great plains. In summer their blasts are capable of withering the corn in a few days, and with them come sand storms, which turn fertile land into permanent deserts. The unfortunate experiences of Central Asia, which once was a garden of fertility and now is a desert peopled by nomads only, are repeating themselves. In the province...
Page 18 - The river beds cannot contain all this water, and inundations occur ; but when it has swept down there is no further supply. The Woronesh, on which Peter the Great built his first ships, is now a mere rivulet; the Worskla, which fifteen years ago was a beautiful river, surrounded by woods and pastures, has absolutely disappeared ; the Oka has become so shallow that barges coming from Nishegorod were stranded upon its sands. At...
Page 18 - How far does the influence of forest upon climate, soil, and water conditions make desirable a policy of forest conservation in regions where the public domain is principally situated ?
Page 18 - Dnjepr the navigation had to be stopped, as its depth was reduced to 2-3 feet; and even on the Volga steam navigation is interrupted in many parts, the river not being able to carry away the sandbanks ; it is calculated that the volume of its water has decreased by 24,000,000 cubic metres. It is evident that even the most costly works for opening the channels will be of little avail ; the cause lies in the devastation of...
Page 104 - A'alix babylonica, which has since been called Napoleon's willow. This tree grew among other trees, on the side of a valley near a spring ; and, having attracted the notice of Napoleon, he had a seat placed under it, and used to go and sit there very frequently, and have water brought to him from the adjoining fountain. About the time of Napoleon's death, in 1821, a...
Page 45 - Province may plant trees on the portion thereof contiguous to his land, hut no tree shall be so planted that the same is or may become a nuisance in the highway, or other public thoroughfare, or obstruct the fair and reasonable use of the same. 2. Any owner of a farm...

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