The Poplars

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 18
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1986
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title The Poplars
Description ditches. It seems the church leaders encouraged the planting of these trees for their beauty. It is tempting to signify some religious significance to these trees. A New York paper in the early days printed that the Lombardy Poplar was known as a Mormon tree„ It seems that the felt they were Gothic spires on a landscape virtually barren of conscious Gothic symbolism. It seemed to the pioneers it was nothing more than a good plant with which to tame the vast desert. However, the Poplar rows may somehow have served as a good substitute for "hedgerow" in the English sign of the settlement, a welcome sign to the tired travelers as they arrived. The trees could be seen for miles away. Poplar trees are easily propagated from a small sprout from the roots or a small twig with at least four buds. A tree can be pruned and planted in the soil. These little starts or "sceous" will grow very rapidly when they are planted in good soil, with lots of warm sunshine and near water. They are said to like to have their feet in the water, which was the reason they were planted along the ditch banks that lined the streets in all the settlements. This in turn produced tree-lined streets, which truly added to the beauty of the towns and cities. It is interesting that almost all other trees, the yard fence for protection. The Poplar tree grows very fast and reaches enormous heights for a tree, but they do not have a long life span. They last much less than a hundred years. There was an early pioneer, W. C, Stains, a tree lover and an expert on beautiful trees. To him goes the honor of many of the early trees. He was responsible for many trees brought in. They said that many trees were brought in via California and had been shipped by way of Cape Horn- There 46
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 18
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325743
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