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Newly Chipped land needs a little love~

 
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About 50 years ago, this piece of land was butchered for hardwoods without any concern for the mess left behind. It was left alone and recently chipped. This is different from clear cutting as a huge piece of equipment drove around chipping everything and removed it for engineered lumber. It's a cleaner process than clear cutting and it leaves behind very, very little. The equipment compresses the forest floor.
There's a creek bi-secting this property with a 75 foot buffer left untouched on each side.

We are going to be working with about 20 acres of rolling empty land. Other than letting it sit until spring to see what may develop and let the forest rest and aerate from winter freezing/thawing - We will plant black cherry. which grow very quickly here as wind breaks.
It's a blank canvas - looking for some input~ somehow big open space is harder for my brain than a dense forest.
thanks so much!!!
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Do you have pictures?

There is always the possibility of building massive swales, hugelkultur beds, and ponds. Depending on your goal, keyline design and row planting in a savanna fashion (like Mark Shepard's New Forest Farm) would probably also be good. Keyline design is awesome for de-compacting soil and building OM.
 
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Hey Adrien!! -
I can get some - it'll be at least a week or so before I can get there. I'll try and find a schematic to post as it's very rolly, several springs which I am certain are seasonal, but makes for some some boggy runs. It's just barren empty land ;-(
I'll keep you posted and now have something to kick around....thank you VERY much~
 
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