PINES and firs are given the first place among the woodland treasures. This is because of their great usefulness.
They are very useful to ship-builders and house-builders, who could find nothing to fill the place of the lumber obtained from these trees.
The trunk of some fir or pine is used in every ship for a mast. When the trunks are sawed into strips, we have the red, yellow, and white boards used in finishing houses.
The Scotch Pine becomes a tall tree when growing in good soil, but in poor soil and in very high places, it is a kind of shrub.
The needles grow in sheaths about an eighth of an inch in length. In this sheath are two twisted needles. One side of these needle-like