A section of land just west of us has been Native Prairie and a wooded area with many Oak trees as long as I can recall ( that would be about 70 years).
The land is being cleared. What a change.
From our home we could hear the high pitched whine of the huge saw machine as the old Oaks fell one by one. The Oaks were thick as hair on a dogs back.
So it will be a field and grow something...potatoes, corn or a small grain of some kind. I suppose some of the deer will return to have a salad...we often saw deer in this field...belly deep in Native Prairie grasses and flowers. Most likely the pair of Fox we saw one evening have been displaced as have the coyotes.
Is it progress? I suppose eventually it will feed a few more people.