The Climatic and National Economic Influence of Forests

1894 Scientific American  
chopped and boiled are introduced, as they are said The statistics, upon which these deductions are I tion in Germany, corrected as carefullv as possible with to cool the blood. based, prove that the immediate action of forests is reference to these causes of difference, do not seem The ducklings are fed thrice a day-at 7:30 A, M" to modify the daily maxima and minima of atmo-capable of giving any m'Jre exact inference than the 12:30 P. M, and 4:30 p, M. They are never allowed to spheric
more » ... d to spheric temperature, whence it may be deduced that a general statement that at high altitudes large extents roam at will or to go on water, though a pail of water comparison of the absolute extremes of temperature of forest may considerably increase the local rainf all. is allowed them for washing purposes. Special care during the year must exhibit definitely the sum total As regards the quantity of rainfall and snowfall which is taken in securing suitable grit to go in the drinking of the influence exerted by forests on the temperature is intercepted , in fore!'ts by the leaves, branches, and water. The local gravel has no clay with it and will of the atmosphere. The modification of the extremes t stem s of the trees, the obEervations made in Switzer not bind, but suitable gravel can be bought at Long of temperature, which are bad alike for man and \ land. Prussia, and Bavaria show that nearly one Marston at 1s. 6d. a load. beast, and also for agricultural operations, is of im-fourth of all the precipitations of aqueous vapor is Recently a party of gentlemen interested in the mense importance from a national economic point of intercepted by the forest trees, and is given off again subject visited the Leighton Buzzard distl"ict, among view, since many places that were once fertile are now by evaporation, or is gradually conducted down the them being Mr. C. E. Brooke (master of the Poulters' little better than barren wastes in consequence of the stems to the soil, In lofty forest-clad regions the me Company), Mr. A. E. Brooke-Hunt, of the Board of reckless denudation of forests. chanical action of the rains on the surface soil is thus Agriculture, Mr. . E dward Brown. Mr. R. L. Everett, In registering the data, however, it was observed very much modified. M. P., Mr. E. Glaisyer and Prof. Wallace. that the geographical position, and the exposllre of � By means of their lower temperature, their greater At. one of the farms inspected the party saw 2, 000 the forests to winds, exerted a certain amount of mod-relative hllmidity, and the mechanical obstruct . ion they ducklings at one view. Very commonly a low, warm ifying influence in lessening the differences, and there offer to the movements of cllrrents of air, extensive shed, with a space of ground in front of it, was all the are reasons to believe that"toward the C1'own the forest forests act decidedly as condensers of the aqueous room the birds were allowed.
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