"My objective was to take the worst piece of land I could possible find in the Hill Country of Texas and begin the process of restoration," He settled upon a wasteland of 5,500 overgrazed acres of "wall-to-wall brush, there wasn't any grass, there wasn't any water, nobody wanted it,"
Kim Goodwin wrote:I Can anyone explain better why/how what he did worked? And also why trees were not allowing infiltration into the ground? Was it just because the tree roots didn't slow the surface water enough for infiltration to happen?
Does anyone know the rainfall in his region? I didn't catch that in the short....
wayne fajkus wrote:What i have noticed is that very little rain hits the ground under a juniper tree. Its obvious after a light rain. The juniper is dry underneath whereas the oaks have moisture on the ground. If you push a branch, enough water falls off to get you wet. If i am correct, the leaves hold water, keeping it from the ground, and what water does travel down, flows on the trunk.