Nicholas Peshman wrote:These trees are on a side of the property that has a decent slope to it, a 3ft change going the short way at one end and then flattens and almost twists the long way. Additionally there is a gentle slope from the flat side to the slope side about a foot and a half.
Michael Vormwald wrote:Oh water will puddle there when it rains but it would have been there anyway saturated in the soil now removed.
Michael Vormwald wrote:CJ - It seems to me that the pigs simply made a raised bed of uncompacted soil which has nothing to do with a swale on slope/on contour.
Peter Ellis wrote:
CJ already noted that the pigs made a berm and it is not on contour. Swales and berms are part of one system, remember. The pigs rooted along the fence line, pushing material from one area to another. The pile is the berm, the place they took it from is the swale.