This site was logged and left completely unmanaged. After 4 years the ground layer was completely shaded out and overtaken with dense oaks and vines. Dense cover like this is very useful to wildlife but if the perimeter isn’t controlled it can overtake adjacent openings. The best way to do this is by disking the perimeter of these thickets and burning the grassy openings around them.
We removed the canopy, burned the site and after evaluating regenerated species applied a selective herbicide. This timely and selective treatment released numerous native species. Others were collected, expanded and introduced from a nearby area to add diversity.