Wisconsin Lot- Tree Questions
After much research, we are contemplating purchasing a 5 acre lot in north central Wisconsin (Oneida county). The majority of this lot is wooded with birch, with some pines and I believe poplars (or maybe ash) trees present. What kind of trees would be recommended to add to the esisting ones? Eventually we would like to build and I know birch are not necessarily recommended around a house because of their softness. Woulds oaks, maples additional pines and apple trees be good choices?
Also, there is a large open area at the front of the lot (along the road) approximately 75 feet deep and covering the whole width of the lot that currently just has grass and wildflowers growing in it. We have been told by the developer that the trees in this area were clear cut a number of years ago. So what the developer did two or three years ago was cover the stumps with the soil taken out when he put in the roads. Does anyone have any suggestions on what we can do with this area? We thought of possibly leaving some of the area as grass for the kids to play in and planting trees in the rest of it. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks in advance!