Big Change for the Woods

Henry stands in the newly created open area at the edge between prairie and woods. It’s amazing how “sculpting” away some trees expands the views. Looking past Henry in the photo, you can see some of the remaining woods that finger out into the prairie, then open again beyond that.

Dragging the big cedar behind the tractor really smoothed out the ground after the highlift cleared the trees. Now we just have to plan the seed mix of flowers and grasses to scatter there in December.

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About Lorna Domke

Since 1981, I've lived on the land that surrounds, and will eventually be integrated into, the Prairie Garden Trust with my husband, Henry. Our long-term goal is to build on what Henry's parents began and create a nature garden of sorts for others to enjoy. Over the years I've planted prairie, mowed trails, created a website and done whatever I could to enhance what's here. For a few years I served on the board of the Missouri Prairie Foundation. Since I retired from my role as Outreach & Education Division Chief at the Missouri Dept. of Conservation in 2010, I've started to put more time into the PGT. The PGT Nature Garden blog is one result.
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