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Results secured by prominen
orchardists indicate that the plantinj
and cultivation of fruit trees is bein
Although .the attention of farmerm
has but recently been directed in gen
eral to the use of dynamite for va
rious agricultural purposes, experi
ments have been going on for many
years to' determine its exact efficiency
and how it can best be used.
As is usually the case with origina
innovations, the first horticulturists tc
try out this new aid to scientific farm
ing have been those noted for their
leadership in their respective fields
The time aas now come when we
can deal not with theories, but with
facts-with results which prove con
elusively that dynamite has advan
tages in fruit culture, but just how
great thece advantages are can no1
be stated until further experiments
have demonstrated the most economi
cal methods of using dynamite in the
It is obvious that several years are
required after the planting of a fruit
tree in a dynamited hole, to ascertain
just how its life or growth differs
from one planted in spaded hole, and
further experimentation will be ne
cessary to show whether it is neces
sary or advisable to use more or lesE
dynamite per hole to get maximun
results, cost considered.
The following results already de
termined should be of interest to pro
gressive horticulturists everywhere:
1. Planting trees with dynamit
practically eliminates the loss 0:
young trees during the first year.
2. Trees can be planted much mor<
rapidly by the dynamite method thai
by the old method.
3. Trees planted with dynamite come
into bearing from one to two yearn
soonier thani those .planted by the soi
4. Trees planted by dynamite gros
much more rapidly and yield muel
more heavily than those planted 11
the old way.
One of the chief elements of loss ir
orehard work is the loss of trees thE
first year. S. H. Bollinger, president
icl'ear Creek Lumber company, Shreve
)ort, Ia.., stated that he used dyna
mite in blasting the holes in which 1,
080 pecan trees were planted one yeai
ago, also for planting .8,000 peacl
frees. He says the percentage of losE
on the pecan trees (which are among
the unost difficult to set so they wil
live), was almost nothing comparec
with the loss on other trees plante<
in the ordinary way.
Another point of great importancE
-to orchardists is that trees plantec
Swith dynamite come into bearing
much sooner than when planted b2
the old way. W. W. Stevens, orchard
ist of Mayfield, Ga., reports that he ha:
been using dynamite for tree planting
for 18 or .20 years and that in .thi
planting of peach trees by this metho<
he gained two years in six as compar
with the old method. In othe
ords he got as much fruit from
planted with dynamite at fou:
ears of age as he got at six years b:
the old method.
Mrs. John Rawley, of Grants Pass
regon, reports that she plants al
er trees with dynamite as a result o
areful tests to show the benefits 0
this method. She advised that al
trees 'be set in wet weather as thi;
insures a storage of moisture unde
the tree. This is the chief reason wh;
planting trees with dynamite is bene
As shown in the sectional cut here
with, trees planted in spaded hole
must fight their way into the compac
subsoil which has never been disturb
ed, wheruns when planted in a dyna
mited hole the ground being thorough
ly broken~ up under the surface soi
makes arn easy path for the roots s
that they spread out and have a larg
area from which to draw water an
In this connection Mrs. Rawley re
ports that in November, 1910, sh
found it necessary to remove two fil
1er trees seven months after s'ettin
out; one of these had been set wit
dynamite and the other with a spad'
They were taken up with the greated
care in ordier sto get the roots out 11
tact, because they had both bee
planted at the same time under sin
ilar condl5itios and the trees wel
equally Lc:lthy at - thle start. TI
spade set tree had a Milne bushy ar
vigorous tassel of roots about a foi
long. The dynamite set tree hed ta
Nemours Powder Co.
with her hand clasped around the
graft scar, the roots of the dynamited
tree touched the earth, and it had a
great quantity of medium and short
growth roots. The difference in root
growth was so great and convincing
that she now has 30 acres of new or
chard in which every tree has been
set with dynamite.
She is so enthusiastic that she uses
dynamite for subsoiling her flower
garden and states that her hardy
peony plants bloomed profusely the
first season, although hitherto they
failed to bloom before the second or
A little thought will show the reason
why dynamiting is so beneficial in tree
planting. The principal plant food is
water and the fertile elements of the
soil must be absorbed in water before
they can be absorbed by the terminal
roots. Hence the larger the area
throughout which these terminal
roots are spread, the greater the
amount of moisture the tree can draw
on and the greater the amount of
water and plant food it can obtain.
This also explains the reason why
dynamiting the soil between rows
of old or failing fruit trees renews
their vigor, because most of the wat
er is taken up by the terminal roots
which run out many feet from the
trunk and the blasting creates water
reservoirs in the soil between the
Orchardists who have never used
dynamite should be sure to get all
possible information from the manu
facturers of the explosive before at
tempting to use it. While it is no
more dangerous to use than gun pow
der or gasoline, it is a poor thing for
people to fool with ignorantly be
cuase it is very powerful.
Contrary to a quite general belief,
dynamite does not explode from drop
ping Or ordinary shocks and will niot
go off spontaneously. It has to be
"detonated" or exp.loded by the shock
of a priming cap which is set off by
The fact that the most progressive
orchardist in the country, including
the celebrated Hale orchards of Geor
gia and Connecticut, are using it
right along indicates that it is safe for
any reasonably careful and intelli
gent person to us,e.
I 'will be In the auditor's office each
Saturday in January to prepare pen
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