The road on the edge of the property isn't in the best shape right now and something will need to be done to improve it. It had been planted in clover a few years ago, but most of that is gone. It does have some flowers which I planted from leftover seed I tossed out in the area.
The trees near the pond were not cut down and the soil and undergrowth wasn't disturbed much either. This time of year there are tons of asters flowering under the pine trees and I'm sure they will spread to the adjacent area in the future due to the open soil and timing.
I am hoping the brush settles a little bit in the next few months since there is a lot of it and I could very well run out of places to pile it. I am looking forward to seeing what types of animals will start to use the area now that it has been changed. If I'm lucky the brush piles will support a larger rabbit population which will in turn lure more birds of prey to the property.
The pine trees that were left standing near the pond provide a screen from the road and will also be a good place for birds that are using the area to perch. An ATV trail used to go through this part of the pine plantation, but it doesn't really go to anywhere now. I don't expect the pines to grow for decades, but I'm hoping they at least stay alive until some of the other trees species have filled in the area.