The Commercial Hickories (Classic Reprint)
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Excerpt from The Commercial Hickories<br><br>Of American hardwoods none would be more difficult to replace than hickory in case of a shortage in supply. It is not used in such quantity as white oak, or yellow poplar, or maple, but it is used for a number of special purposes for which it alone is satisfactory. The wood of'the hickory is not remarkable for beauty of color or of grain, it shrinks badly in drying, it is not durable in contact with the ground, and it is very liable to attack by insects; on the other hand it is heavy, hard, strong, stiff, and very tough. NO other commercial wood, native or foreign, combines these properties to so great a degree. The hickory spoke and rim and the hickory Shaft have made possible the American type of spring vehicle with its superior lightness and strength; the hickory handle has helped greatly to make the American ax known all over the world.<br><br>The Forest Service has cooperated with the National Hickory Association, an organization of the users of hickory who have foreseen a coming shortage in the supply, and who have united to help prevent it, to study the different species, and to suggest means to produce and maintain the necessary supply.<br><br>About the Publisher<br><br>Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com<br><br>This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.