Changing plant zones?
A question for those who have maintained a woodland for longer than 10 years or maybe less. Have you noticed a change in the type of seedlings that are coming up? A aquadics buddy of my husband asked about seedlings that would not have grown in this area several years ago and why the current trees and understory seem not to be sending out as many seedlings as before. We have a nice woods across from our house where the oak trees have been effected by the higher winds (60-90 mph) that we seem to be receiving with the summer rains. Where the taller oaks have been blown down a more praire type environment seems to be establishing rather that tree seedlings coming up to fill in the areas. As you see new growth this year would you notice if it is similar to what you have or is different. If different how so?