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4". troes shuld 'be planted so a- to provEs' living pOsts 0 which the fs.r can s d bmg his roa fenco. 1s 3-5 ro strip of l between sar fetens and hitaw shouder would be imfenea, cultivated crp jazi. In like mnner the plntoM shelter belts ea provid living fence posts for futute us*, If Lsire4. A-.a buaildnV sho.li by all usn be protoed by tiuber in orer to meoerate sover* wiWattmw, both I% sehr MA winter, .mE for proteetion aainst col4 winds m bleedce fteMas in the winter. When timber shelterimg buildis &Miets or Is & Part of a larger timber belt fire lasso should be pride aroun the bleok urouning the 'buldings. A~rdiNg to the pln as made this ere, would seae dEq have eproeuinato1y 15,000 acres of timber 10, 7000 as fe eorop lea, approlInately 350 acres of mar loaE, ineluding oeedeE hlghWqs. The timber lan above given iselvses the &are in fire lanes, mad the orop load insludes the acreae in shelter belts. 1h sereqes of farm land may be rodueod at my time by increasing the width of shelter belts. This might be a desirable stop is abeat tvewty-five years so that in seuree of time those leas established as shelter belts wti th next &*ode, 'wold in about sem ty-five yw be meeuod Mi as orop laoE. In other words, It woEld be a long-time timber oreaaad rotation. Aprximately thirty-two miles of shelter belt me snowe, Tee.& needed to eomplte the plan. Te inim=areage figuring two reds in width would reve from cultivaton 123 acres. he writer thinks that this shoeld b increased as much as the imedte falities pereit on those lands classified aspoor agricultural land. About 5 mtles of fire la s. I% adition to protest fields maE public ro*s a"a alled for in the plen. Without questioa this shoald be the first step of public polic i the planned uee of this sa. Private ownership should also coosibr the step. bwh a progam seen. like troendovs task,
espeetally when the recollection of man is short fr the deam ec u from the elements. Hwever, it must be 4itttnotly rembere that subh protetion for buildings, highwas, ad fam fields and crops, when one* setablished, becmes e mstely & ine mtter of msintussa. reo iriut practially no work. Uer selotive cuttin the beefits are there for very long times. It takes f forty to seventy-five years to produce a timber rorp. If ever fire which stats an anM suffiotent ho*AW rves & sectton or quarter of a setin, the loss is too great. With my amont of travel thr.o*n w of this kin the fire hazard Is ertaisnly prsent a fires one- stared r seldom put out until, attet by back fires, they barn thom solves out upon soe well defined line. he proble of fire cntrol is Confinement to & small ae&. In this and similar eas lae tracts support only serab o or pine. Dotter groth is proludeA by low soil, nitrog ad oranic satter "suppflis. The function of 1ues in nature is wall aerstoot. It absen. of lmes on land, in 4o.eo pVia timber, ead in srcb o~k openin esp atly those areas owpt by fires. is notiesable. The soil being naturally d-outhy, ait, and low in humus, the legaNe basteria perish with the logus pluto and natural rvegetatin b esm a extrmely fortuitous ar tane, whereby seat. bacteria. ad adequate moisture intro- duatiso mut occur concurre.tly to bring about reestablitshent of £ leawnous population. Ti.s migt be pronounced Impossible, bat probably It it would occur in a .eat=7 or two, R i2:8 fi me" w ept out. Rhe production of soo4 of native luminous plant speeos for planting on ar" to be "ftorested 2-5 years prior to setting trees, or eve at the "s. time trees as set out. shoul-d recive the serious sonsideration of thoe*