Nice plan D. Good to see you fenced those trees/shrubs in, otherwise they may disappear one nibble at a time. Godd idea to remove the ash. They'll all be dead soon so best to do it now. Someone did mention about using roots, stumps, etc to help funnel deer past stands. That is a good tool too. Soil samples. EXCELLENT!!! That is job #1 before we put any seed in the ground. BTW, have a test done for micronutrients too. Most plots need sulphur. High calcium lime too. Best wishes for a successful habitat project!!
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