Farm buildings from home-grown timber in the South. Page: 2
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2 FARMERS' BULLETIN 1975
Wood is a natural building material in the South (fig. 1). Frequently,
in cutting timber for sale, farmers reserve a few of their
larger, straighter trees-often called "board trees"-to meet future
lumber needs; hence, the farm woods can rightfully be regarded as
insurance against destruction of farm buildings. Farmers have
found that by using home-grown timber, repairs can be made and new
FIGURE 1.-A stand of hardwood timber that will yield good-quality lumber.
buildings constructed without resorting to a mortgage or other burdensome
indebtedness, and without using funds needed for carrying bn
farming operations. The growing of a few large board trees should
therefore have a place in the management of every farm.
Assistance in the production of timber crops for farm use and in
organizing the woodland for continuous output and maximum cash
income can be obtained from your local forester, county agricultural
agent, or State forestry department (fig. 2).
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Williams, W. K. Farm buildings from home-grown timber in the South., book, September 1945; Washington D.C.. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc5869/m1/4/?q=farm: accessed April 21, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.