Future home of many native trees, shrubs, and vines

The one green spot here is a native Ilex opaca, American holly. The rest is a clean slate in which to plant.

The one green spot here is a native Ilex opaca, American holly. The rest is a clean slate in which to plant.

Though void now of any shrubs or new trees, this will change as we reestablish the shrub layer with native blueberries (Vaccinium) viburnums, hollies (Ilex), and serviceberries (Amelanchier), to name a few. A slope that starts nearby and continues to the Pepper Creek is about 20 feet above sea level. A more noticeable descent—unusual in this coastal plain area—adds great interest for viewing the layers of the Woodlands.