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Old 04-22-2014, 09:27 PM   #1
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Hi Dave and everyone else! I like to check in once a year or so. Things have finally leafed out here in hot, swampy, woodsy suburban Houston.

The backyard forest experiment is in its 7th year and it's looking more woodsy than ever. Check out the photo attached.

Basically, the formula is simple. Stop mowing. Stop raking. Let Mother Nature do what she wants. Rip up the weeds. Nurture the wild tree seedlings. Give it time. Watch the forest slowly recover.
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Old 04-22-2014, 09:54 PM   #2
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Hey, sd9fpu8ed0923i0!

Great to see that you are still checking in. Great to hear of your progress...and thanks for the picture.

I'm starting to really focus on my pocket woodland projects now. They are slowly shaping up. The main thing was removing the multiflora rose bushes and tartarian honeysuckle.

I can only imagine what my woodland will look like in seven years!
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Old 04-23-2014, 11:33 AM   #3
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I hope your seeing more squirrels and chipmunks along with other tree dwelling wildlife.

Seven years is prime-time for the fast growing trees- Maybe a few more years till you start getting some nuts.
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