Developing "naturalized" areas for wildlife
Twenty years ago, when I first bought my "little acre" in Ohio, I started to utilize native plants and trees. My property is former agriculture land so it was heavily depleted clay soil. There were about three/four trees planted and only one lonely pine of that time survived. However, of all the plants and trees I have planted, (I have created my mini-swamp forest refuge) I have only lost two cottonwoods to disease. I have tried to create areas or zones for wildlife and people life (sometimes they crossover).
Does anyone else do this?