Same with Wisconsin. Those German farmers did a good job of clearing to turn it all into fields.
And judging from my back yard (I live on about 3 acres), if left alone, no farming, no cutting of lawns and no more buildiing of parking lots and roads, I suspect in a hundred years are so, we'd have pretty dense forrests growing here again.
I put weed killer on my lawn of course, but it don't kill the woody plants, honeysuckle (a damn weed), oak, maple, poplar and numerous other species that are constantly popping up in my yard. If I quit cutting my grass, trees would take over in 5 years, actually less if you count the honeysuckle. My chipper/vac gets more use than my lawnmower.
posted on 08/02/2006 2:31:52 PM PDT
(... Burn the land and boil the sea's, but you can't take the skies from me.)
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