Department of Forestry and Horticulture
The following notes on the growth of the trees in the Agricultural College grounds are given as showing the action of different varieties under similar conditions. The trees were planted one and two years ago, having been shipped from Lake City, Minn., a town· on the Mississippi River. They were placed in what is destined to be the campus, and having been set in irregular groups, with a view to ultimate landscape effect, it was impossible to give them much cultivation. They were carefully planted, liberally mulched with coarse manure, and left with but little care until September last. The campus occupies the summit and slopes of a slight ridge, and being exposed to winds on all sides, the trees were so blown as to make holes at their bases, in many instances as much as six inches deep and three inches in diameter. In September the mulch was removed from the trees and the ground about them was firmly tamped, after which the mulch was replaced and the trees left for the winter.
trees, tree growth, botany
Dakota Agricultural College and Experiment Station
Keffer, C.A., "Notes on the Growth of Trees in the College Grounds" (1887). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 1.