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Roadside Trees in Country.

Much of what has been said is more appropriate, perhaps, to towns of greater or larger size. But the requirements of the resident of the country districts must not be lost sight of. Many a man has lost stock through driving them along a shadeless road, and more still have seen their animals much distressed for the same cause.

Often shadeless roads are caused through the cupidity of the adjacent landowner who begrudges the tree outside his fence the nutriment it gets from his land. The remedy is not to plant his crops so near the edge of the road. In most cases the landowner can be fairly expected to possess sufficient civic spirit to make some sacrifice to enable the trees along the side of the road (probably not planted by the hand of man) continue to render public service. And he should always bear in mind that he himself probably gets more advantage than anybody else from the presence of the trees.

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