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Have you ever not appreciated something until you didn’t have it? I have lived in wooded areas most of my life, but never really thought about trees and the benefit of trees until we moved to Colorado. Sure we lived in a Ponderosa Pine forest, but it was a dry climate and not much else grew. The ranches there were dry with a rare tree in the pastures. It wasn’t until we moved to southern Missouri and saw the variety of trees that grow here that I started to think about all the benefits wooded areas on your homestead or farm brings.
Trees are beautiful and majestic, but their benefits are often overlooked. While it is important to keep the woods from taking over pastures, trees are an asset to your farm or homestead.