We've seen a few posts by folks wondering what happens after trees get cut and how long before the trees start growing again. This is just one example but it does show that trees can make a comeback rather quickly. Many will remember that we cut off a lot of our pines back in December 2011. We sort of wanted to clean up because there is lots of slash all over but then we considered if we clean it up and don't get new pines or something growing quickly the we would have the old problem of blowing sand. So we've done very little cleaning up. The first picture is actually a pile of slash that ranges from 4-7 or 8 feet tall. We did not want to burn it because of a couple trees that are still close. You can't see it much in the picture unless you click on it to get regular size but then you can see we have several cherry and maple trees already growing out of it. The second and third pictures show lots of new cherry and some maples. The tree you can see in the second picture is a cherry and there is a smaller maple close to it on the other side. So right now we are quite pleased as we've found cherry, maple, oak, pine and popple growing. Future firewood.