This two-volume 1796 work guides owners of large estates in establishing and maintaining timber plantations for both pleasure and profit.
William Marshall (1745–1818), an experienced farmer and land agent, published this work in 1795, and early in 1796 produced a second edition (reissued here), 'with large additions'. The two-volume work was intended as a practical guide for the owners or managers of large estates on how to establish and maintain timber plantations, both for their financial value and also as important decorative elements in the landscaping of the surroundings of the owner's house. The work covers the practical issues of planting, propagating and transplanting, and discusses the choice of trees for different commercial purposes, and the planning and maintenance of hedgerows, as well as ornamental buildings. Volume 1 includes a review of the writings on landscape by such figures as Horace Walpole, (one of whose essays is reproduced), giving insights into the economic as well as the aesthetic aspects of landscape gardening in its golden age.
Advertisement; General view of the subject; Part I. Planting: 1. Manual operations; 2. Choice of timber trees; 3. Hedges and hedgerow timber; 4. Woodlands or useful plantations; Index.
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