Hi everyone! We need help on how to proceed with our property. We have 8 acres that was forest. The previous owners bought and cleared underbrush and small tree's and left large ones. Mostly native tree's. They topped all the tree's and kept it all mowed. They left several pockets of the forest untouched mainly to block out other houses. We continued this for 10 years. Here's the kicker in all this. The place has hills everywhere, not one piece of flat land anywhere! Most of which is at least 35 degree angles.
Our question is we want to let the place go back to it's natural environment. We have nothing but dirt on the hills and the place is getting steeper. We cannot grow grass as there are too many tree's. We need to stop the erosion and would like to just leave it. Leaves and all, as it is difficult to maintain.
Would like to know the problems with this and how to address them. I went to our local conservation dept. in our county and all they said, after describing the place was "I'm sorry"! Since you all have actual hands on experience I would love any help we can get. Thank you