By Daniel Barringer, Preserve Manager
As always I feel so fortunate to have the opportunity to meet with landowners who have conserved their lands with conservation easements. I have been visiting many of these same lands for 15 or more years and enjoy comparing notes on land stewardship with the owners and watching how the landscape changes. These trees below were planted as seedlings to serve as a windbreak in a pasture. The photo below I took in 2002 of an old field undergoing succession. Cedars are filling in among the grasses.
Today in the same spot there are magical tunnels under the cedars. Some day these will give way to canopy trees in a forest.