1955/09/13: Clarence E. Godshalk to Sterling Morton
Date createdSeptember 13 1955
DescriptionLetter from Clarence E. Godshalk to Sterling Morton. Updates on construction: in the Administration building, the second floor of lab and offices are ready to pour; new roof is covered with boards; no work yet on South Farm (with no union men working there yet, he has a man doing some demolition.) They are hauling a lot of fill to the Lacey land, where the tree filling experiments are being made. The mowing and paths are done for fall visitors. Mr. Rex in New Jersey has studies of elm nutrition, but makes no connection with Dutch elm disease. He cites Mr. McCoy who says that nutrients in the leaves vary greatly with the time the leaves are collected, therefore the Arboretum will need to set up consistent standards. He is waiting for replies from Dr. Banfield and Dr. Swingle before sending Web to Davis, California. Web is learning about different flame photometers. Godshalk is trying various crawling sprinklers. The Gravely tractor has not yet arrived.