1. “On Forest Culture,” by Mr. Hackett.
In the course of the discussion which followed, attention was drawn to the number of young birches which are growing up along the old Dun Mountain line, and the road through the Big Bush, showing conclusively that New Zealand birch bush tends to reproduce itself.
The Rev. J. C. Andrew remarked that totara bush can be cultivated, but that the trees grow very slowly.
2. Mr. J. Park then read a description of the fossils exhibited on the table. They were all found in the neighbourhood of Nelson, and included examples from the summit of the Cambrian to the Trias inclusive. They were mostly obtained from the Baton River, Eighty-eight Valley, and the Wairoa Gorge.