So much tupelo that apparently are no good to anyone beside apiarists in Georgia.
Forester has offered up for bid 100s of oaks & maple. And maybe even what could be my last aspen and cherry birch, AFAIK. (They can have 'em if they're goners anyway.)
I was thinking about trying to replace things I've not seen on that property for way too many years. Should I give up & let nature have its way, or would it do any good to try something...old?
Like butternut, sassafras, or maybe try to plant more aspen or cherry birch somewhere on the other side of the property. Serviceberry, I believe, used to inhabit some of the land. White dogwood used to dot all the hillsides too, IIRC. Some pines...was too young then to know them well but, maybe with the proper spore offerings? Something they might like to cohabitate with, mychorhizally speaking. Or how about a truffle grove?
But I don't wanna stop at trees...there were sweetferns too. Anyone who's old enough to remember that green-colored "herbal essence" shampoo knows the fragrance of those. Heady! I won't bore you further with the list of plant oddities & rarities but, I'd welcome some suggestions as to what I might could do kind of prod things along after the trees are removed. (I'm saving all the trees that surround the immediate lodge, so tough toenails there.)
My primary focus (beside my own selfish purposes) are to help maintain the wildlife there. I'd love to hear the Whippoorwills again. The lowbush blueberries will survive, as well the mountain laurel.
Sorry so verbose.