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The journal and Republican. (Lowville, N.Y.) 1929-current, March 14, 1973, Image 16

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4-B PHIL COl^ARD 896-2840 JOURNAL AND REPUBLICAN,LOWVILLE,N.Y. 1 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 1973 Conservation Corner W A T E R WELLS Drilled and Serviced I Well In I Day Possible COLVARD DRILLING CO B o x 2 4 7 - M u p le d u lc K d . B a r n e v e ld , N . Y . 1 3 3 0 4 Cell Collect When Someone Yeui Know Need* Wo»*r FREE LITERATURE UPON REQUEST Since 1928 .0WV1LLE ELECTRIC, INC. I N D U S T R I A L — A R C 376-6113 T O 0 W E A K I N T H E W I R E S ! ! ! ! IS. State Street — R E S I D E N T I A L Before planting Idle land with trees or shrubs,the landowner should first satisfy himself as to the “ why” , “ what\ “ where” , “ when” and “ how” of his en­ deavor. The “ why” can range through many objectives such as the desire to grow a forestcrop, improve wildlife habitat, estab­ lish a windbreak, control soil erosion, beautify tbe landscape, enhance recreational areas, and improve the environment in many other ways. Some people simp­ ly like to watch plants grow for posterity. Others seek direct personal benefits. Whatever the reason, aU are legitimate. How­ ever, to qualify for trees from the State Nursery, at least one acre of open land must be planted. There is no acreage requirement for shrub plant­ ings, however, State planting stock may not be used for pure­ ly ornamental or landscaping purposes. This brings us to the \what” at the project. Slate Nurser­ ies supply nine coniferous spe­ cies, one hardwood species, sev­ en varieties of shurbs, and two mixed packets containing six and eight different tree and shrub species, in bulk, tor planting in Northern New York. Obvious­ ly, if tbe sole reason for plant­ ing Is to grow a forest crop, then only trees will suffice. How­ ever, If your goal is the attain­ ment of one or more of the other objectives, then shrubs, or a combination of shrubs and trees may do ihe Job better. Now we arrive at the “ where” For Any Welding Needs Call C E R T I F I E D W E L D I N G S E R V I C E it 348-8715 or 376- 7319 Owned By ARTMATUSZAK S H O P O P E N on North S tate S tre e t, Low ville (Across from Hospital) P o r t a b le E le c t r ic A n d Acetylene a n d Hediarc W e ld in g . A N Y T I M E A N Y W H E R E W a ter Pipes T h a w e d to plant aspect. The available shrubs and tree seedlings have different site requirements. This means that they differ as to their tolerance of site conditions, such as, poor or excessive drain­ age, shade or sun, heavy or light soil texture, and exposure. Do not plant areas of very poor inter­ nal drainage, frost pockets, ex­ cessive brush, cut over wood­ lands and soils which are shal­ low to bedrock. Do plant bet­ ter areas such as abandoned crop lands which will grow trees and shurbs best, followed closely by old pastures whlcb have good soil and drainage character­ istics.a However, suitable plant­ ing sitM also Include stoney hill­ sides, gravels, and blowsands, which when planted properly, yield surprisingly good results. In a nutshell, to Insure maxi­ mum survival and subsequent vi­ gor, ihe proper tree or shrub must he adaptable to the pro­ posed planting area. Now that the \why” , “ what” , and \where” questions have been resolved we arrive at “ when” to plant. Technically, on Tug HIU only, qftiere snow depths aredeep and cAstant throughout winter, either “ fall or spring planting would 4>e equally satisfactory. For all other areas, only spring planting is recommended. How­ ever, Slate Nurseries are geared for shipping In the spring, but not tn the fall. When all frost crystals have melted in the upper soil layer - plant! The longer the delay after frost leaves, tbe less IS the Insurance that optimum survival will be attained. As a general rule, subject to annual weather variations, Tog Hill should not be planted after May 25, nor lower elevations after May 15. The next step Is the “ how” to plant. Completely different me­ thods are employed depending on whether coniferous trees or hard­ wood shrubs are being planted. Soil quality also Influences the planting method. Planting is an operation Involving considerable shock to the plant. To sidmp on planting techniques for the sake ot expediency is poor economy. Follow all recommended steps religiously. The non-do-lt-your- ■ selfer can employ a planting con­ tractor. For most laymen and even many experienced farmers, tree and shrub planting can be a new ex­ perience. To aid the landowner In orienting his thinking along the proper \why” , “ what” , “ wh«re% ‘twfcan” , and “ how” lines' exeeBsot llteratnte is a- vaUable. Better still, a Tree field reconnaissance with a pro­ fessional forester can be ar­ ranged. Best observations can be obtained when the ground is bare, but even with some snow a field analysis Is possible. Tbe source of such technical help Is the New York State De­ partment of Environmental Con­ servation, Box 31, LowvUle. N.Y. Otis Munn (Continued from Page 2j places where two five cent eggs and three thin slices of bacon can be converted Into a seventy- five cent Item. I’ll grant that some money Is made In farming, but the owner usually works eighty or ninety hours a week on dairy farms, instead of the forty-hour week that most non-farm workers put in. But the food price and farm controversy could be quickly and permanently settled if everyone would Just quit eating. Food is the most important item in our life andwe should be thank­ ful that we have plenty of it in­ stead of having to subsist on a starvation dtet, which many coun­ tries have to do, especially in times of drought. In my own mind, farm products for export are the best solution for our balance of payments defi­ cit because they are the only pro­ duct that we bave to sell that can compete with foreign pro­ duction price-wise. All of our other exports are priced so high, thanks to the labor unions, that they cannot compete in the world market and instead we have a reverse trend of imports that are taking the Jobs away from our working force. After the landowner has recon­ ciled all of the basic questions he Is ready to order his plant­ ing stock. To do this complete a tree order application which ts ob­ tainable from the Lowville Of­ fice of the Department of En­ vironmental Conservation. Ap­ plications are also available from ASCS, SCS, or Extension Offices, all on N. Slate Street, Lowville. Trees cost $20.00 per 1,000 (in minimum lots of 1,000). Shrubs cost *20.00 per 1,000 In lots of 250, provided that 500 or more are ordered. The price for’250 only is *7,50. Special wildlife habitat Improvement packets cost *3.00 or *6.00, and contain 50 or 100 mixed trees and shrubs. At present most species are still In good supply. 1,000 trees or shrubs will plant approximately one acre. A11 orders are pre­ paid and reserved for spring shipment on a first-come, first- served basis. At least for 19- 73 tree and shrub orders may be picked up at the LowvUle Nur­ sery. The situation for future years is still in doubt. Financial cost sharing,provid­ ing for approximately 80% of the total cost of seedlings plus plant­ ing, may he applied for at the local ASCS Office,N.StateStreet, Lowville, It is still not too late to make plans and order trees for 19- 73. Even (h Lewis County, \ft winter comes, can spring be far behind\? N O R T H C O U N T R Y B U S I N E S S D I R E C T O R Y GUIDE TO LOCAL SERVICES WHERE TO IIUV I T . . . WHERE TO HAVE IT DONE . . . EXPERT SERVICES OF ALL KINDS - . , FOR SPACE IN THIS DIRECTORY CALL 376'3525> MULLINS SERVICE STATION VOWS FRIENDLY MOBIL DEAtER WE GIVE S S H GREEN STAMPS Tel. 374-7222 towvilt* GRAY'S FLOWER SHOP Real 8 Permanent Arrangements 314 SOUTH JAMES ST. CARTHAGE Ph. 493-3790 Toll Pres from Copenhagen Area HAROLD LOUCKS BADGER FAI&A EQUIPMENT Doyart St. Lowvilf* 376-6383 or 376-2570 BLACK RIVER RESTAURANT SUPPLY CO., INC. 31A foctory Stroai Wqfertown Ta. SU-8-4280 CHIN* Ot ASS SUVf»WA«f **»f* AtND mainunanci su r n its SV«*CUS t CHIN* miGinftirj VUICAN C.t RUBBER STAMPS AT JOURNAL & REPUBLICAN EDICK S SALES 8 SERVICE SNO—PRINCE SNOWMOBILES CLOTHING, BOOTS, ACCESSORIES lowville THIS SPACE AVAILABLE HOWARD WILBERT AGENCY All LINES OT INSURANCE Phone Boonvills 942-4424 Weit Leyden. N.Y. WAGONER— HICKOK AGENCY GENERAL INSURANCE 120 Schuyler St Boonville. N.Y. Tel. 942-4428 WydtOnp $t§t!§r>erf JOURNAL 8 REPUBLICAN HERMAN H. ORTLEJB OAIRY EQUIPMENT fcou-Mcttfc MUkftr* e n d Bulk 374-2767 Martimbwrg THIS SPACE AVAILABLE We are sending so manydoliars abroad to pay for imported Hems, whlcb are manufactured so much cheaper and sometimes better in other countries, that our dollar has become a drug on the market and these countries don’t know what to do with It. it has Just taken a ten per cent drop In val­ ue and the only possible way to stabilise our currency Is toexport something to get our money back, and farm products, such as corn, wheat, and soy beans, that price- wise seem to be acceptable to the foreign markets, are about the only choice left. It might Just happen that the farmer will be the one to rescue our government from a very em- barassing dollar situation a- broad. - Otis Munn O m m Karen (Continued from Pace 2) Democratic Presidential nomi­ nee. The subpoenas are so broad, in fact, that II they aro honored, they could place tn tne hand of Nixon campaign aids, the name of every confidential source, de­ tails of every interview, every tip and bit of information en- counfed by newsmen as they in­ vestigated the buggings and sabo­ tages. If this were to become a pre­ cedent, investigative reportingby the press would be drastically curtailed. Until recently report­ ers did not imagine that anyone would try to force them to break what they regard as virtually sacred pledges of anonymity to sources. Last June,however, the Supreme Court ruled 5 to 4 that Earl Caldwell, a NEW YORK TIMES reporter, and two other newsmen, had no righl to shield their sources when questioned by a grand Jury in a criminal case. Since the court's ruling, sev­ eral reporters have been Jailed and others threatened with jail for refusing to testify on crim­ inal matters. As the subpoenas were being served. Congress was continuing hearings on the question of whe­ ther it should pass legislation limiting the ability to subpoena newsmen. Despite the wide sup­ port for such legislation, the outcome is uncertain. Analysis » v > \ * M f

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