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Amongst hard-wooded trees of the third rank, the timber of which is useful, are Cerasus sylvestris, the wild cherry or gean; Cratoegus Oxyacantha, white thorn; Pyrus aucuparia, mountain ash or rowan; P. Aria, white beam tree; P. Malus, crab-tree; P. communis, wild pear; Ilex Aquifolium holly; and Cytisus Laburnum, laburnum.

A plantation formed solely of any of these trees is not to be recommended, but when they are self-sown or introduced by way of variety or ornament, it is well to know that their timber is of some value; the laburnum, yew, and holly are the most valuable of the trees of the third rank.

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