Interesting meadowification project
We have a "reforestation area" of about 1.5 acres in the Maryland Piedmont region. The trees are one year old.
While we're waiting for them to grow full height, we would like to meadowify the area as much as possible. There is currently a mix of beneficials and otherwise growing in the area.
First question: which of the following plants would you keep? Eradicate?
White and Yellow Sweet Clover
St. John's Wort
Mulleins (common, moth)
Various grasses (how does one ID grasses?!)
Queen Anne's Lace
Second question: how hard would you work at eradication, given that forestation is the final goal and given that "nuclear options" like mass RoundUp or mass burning are not possible?
Third question: Are there any plants that should be added?