I am needing some help, helping my wife visualize what the transition from field to forest is actually going to look like. So if I could have you fine people post some pictures and videos that I can show her that would be AWESOME. I have done some google image searches and I am not finding much.
And some more details if anyone is interested.
We have about 1.5 Acres that We are planning on turning into forest. We have 425 natives ordered from our local conservation department. I expect less than a quarter of these to actually survive. We are going this route for cost reasons paying less than 40 cents a tree on average.
Black Walnut Pecan
Mixed Hickory Slender Lespedeza
Pitch x Lobolly Pine
Eastern White Pine 2-0
Things will be planted fairly heavily and then culled for firewood and such as time goes on. I will also be making room for more fruit bearing trees and shrubs as money allows.
What I am trying to achieve, in no particular order
Privacy (mainly from east)
Lowering maintenance/ transition from consumer to producer
Mulch/ organic matter production
Water Storage/Fish production/duck ponds
In the pictures:
North is up.
light brown line in center from N-S is an over head power line.
Light transparent blue is septic lateral field.
Red in north west corner is blueberry and raspberry in row on contour.