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Arbor Day Leaves A Complete Programme For Arbor Day Observance, Including Readings, Recitations, Music, and General Information   By: (1822-1912)

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Arbor Day Leaves

BY

N.H. EGLESTON

OF THE FORESTRY DIVISION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE WASHINGTON; AUTHOR OF "HAND BOOK OF TREE PLANTING," ETC., ETC.

AMERICAN BOOK COMPANY NEW YORK CINCINNATI CHICAGO

Arbor Day Leaves

WILL BE SUPPLIED TO

Superintendents, Teachers, and School Officers for their schools at the following rates:

Single Copy, postage paid to any address 10 cents 25 Copies, postage or express paid to any address $2.00 100 Copies, postage or express paid to any address 5.00

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=A Great Catalogue.= Over 2,000 volumes are described in the 21 sections of our Descriptive Catalogue. These are published separately. The subjects are:

1. Reading 2. Supplementary Reading 3. Arithmetics 4. Higher Mathematics 5. Penmanship, etc. 6. Geography 7. History 8. Spelling 9. English Language 10. Drawing 11. Music 12. Book keeping 13. Ancient Language 14. Modern Language 15. Science 16. Botany 17. Philosophy, Psychology, etc. 18. Civics and Economics 19. Pedagogy, Records, etc. 20. Elocution 21. Maps and Charts

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AMERICAN BOOK COMPANY

NEW YORK CINCINNATI CHICAGO

Arbor Day Leaves

A COMPLETE PROGRAMME FOR ARBOR DAY OBSERVANCE, INCLUDING READINGS, RECITATIONS, MUSIC, AND GENERAL INFORMATION

N.H. EGLESTON

OF THE FORESTRY DIVISION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, WASHINGTON. AUTHOR OF "HAND BOOK OF TREE PLANTING," ETC.

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COPYRIGHT, 1893, BY AMERICAN BOOK COMPANY NEW YORK CINCINNATI CHICAGO BOSTON

CONTENTS.

PAGE Introduction 2 Origin of Arbor Day 2 Readings for Arbor Day 3 About Trees (J. Sterling Morton) 3 Leaves, and What They Do 5 Bryant, the Poet of Trees 8 Forest Hymn (Bryant) 8 James Russell Lowell 9 The Oak (James Russell Lowell) 9 What One Tree is Worth 11 Enduring Character of the Forests (Susan Fenimore Cooper) 11 The Popular Poplar Tree (Blanch Willis Howard) 12 Forestry and the Need of It (Hon. Adolph Lené) 12 Tree Weather Proverbs 13 Flowers 13 Arbor Day Celebrations 14 Growing Observance of Arbor Day 14 States and Territories Observing Arbor Day 15 Encouraging Words 15 The Best Use of Arbor Day 16 Trees in Their Leafless State 18 Programme for Arbor Day 19 I. Exercises in the School Room 19 II. The March 24 III. Exercises at the Tree Planting 25

INTRODUCTION.

In preparing the second number of our manual for Arbor Day, we have endeavored to keep in mind the fact that Arbor Day was originally designed not as a mere festival or holiday, a pleasant occasion for children or adults, but to encourage the planting of trees for a serious purpose the lasting benefit of the country in all its interests. As the poet Whittier has so well said, "The wealth, beauty, fertility, and healthfulness of the country largely depend upon the conservation of our forests and the planting of trees." Arbor Day is not a floral festival, except as the trees may offer their bright blossoms for the occasion. In making our selections from authors, therefore, we have restricted ourselves to what they have said about trees, and have endeavored also to choose only such selections as are of high literary character, and so, not only admissible for occasional use but worthy to be learned and carried in memory for life; trees of thought which may be planted in the young minds in connection with Arbor Day, to grow with their growth and be perpetual sources of enjoyment... Continue reading book >>




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