The tdaxp compound was built overlooking a “lagoon.” By the time my family moved in the lagoon had gone, and there was a “city deck” nearby overlooking the (now refuse free) creek and pasture land. Years turned, the developments moved in, and the cattle moved out. This had two effects: many times the number of seeds wafted to the side of the hill as before, and large herbivores were no longer on hand to stomp down the saplings. Thus, as of this morning, the city deck now overlooks nothing:
A mere five yards down the line, however, and it’s obvious that my lumberjacking (by our overlook) has paid off:
The moral of the story? You never know what that lagoon will turn into!