21 nov 1951 planting the land
r^^l" K C M 1 Y"f* JL/VJ. 1XC31AJ.1 V^ -p-, Planted in Berkshire r armer In By FRANK A. SKOGSBERQ O NCE again the Berkshire Count- District Po-on^rMl Soil has distributed land-owners 14,500 forest treen a n d w i l d l i f e shrubs for planting this fall. The species of trees and shrubs being planted are white pine, larch, black locust, multi flora rose, basket willow, Tartarian Â· honeysuckle, silky berry, coralberry, and Wichura rose. Land-owners doing the plantin^ are Frank Kimball, Daniel and Leland Towne, Williarnstown Joseph Hunt, Jack Rawson, Davu Dalzell, Frank Kendell and John Butler, Richmond; Walter Hadala Adams; Chester Noble and Well ington Butler, Pittsfield; Mrs. Miller, Walter Hurlburt and Pau Charbonneau, Sheffield; Edward Beier, Hinsdale; Shirley Falke W i l l i a m LaVallee, Lenox; Tucker, Lanesboro; Joseph Wilk Cheshire; Mrs. Sidney Howard T y i m g h a m ; Henry Shepard, Alf o i d ; William Barrett Jr , m o n t and George Hall, Great Barrington. Plan Makes Use of Uncultivated Land These plantings are being made on land areas designated on the soil conservation plan of each land-owner as best suited for this type of use. These areas are usually too steep or stony or of undesirable soil type for other cultivated crops. In developing a soil conservation farm plan w i t h the land-owner, land-use capability map is drafted which outlines the best use of land in question. The purpose of t h e plan is to develop an procedure for establishing a soil and water conservation program. It is agreed and understood between the district "and the landowner that he will establish, the i n i t i a l period of the m a i n t a i n the practices The district, in turn, will furnish a\ailable assistance as needed for the establishment of the practices. The plan may be changed by mutual consent.