A scattering of needles (either white or red pine) over old tree stump
This stump is in the York Regional Forest where Lakota (previous post) likes to walk.
The land - now regional forests - had been farmed by European settlers in the 1800s, but the soil is sandy and not good for growing much. The farms failed and in windy weather, the sand blew around causing dust storms.
In the early 1920s, a restoration committee formed to replant 5,000 acres in red and white pines, which grow quickly. The plan was to allow hardwood trees such as maples to eventually take over.
The pines are now being harvested, a few each year, to make room for hardwood saplings to grow.
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