Replace pines with what?
I've got about an acre of 40 ft tall white pines. They have no branches lower than 20 ft so they have little to no benefit to wildlife. I've taken down, delimbed, cut, and stack about 10 so far. Plenty left to go. There are a handful of white oaks mixed in so I was thinking chestnuts should do well. Anyone have experience clearing and replanting without doing major soil amendments? I'm fine doing a soil sample but I would like to grow something that likes the soil I have.