More trees! I met with the guy from the city forestry department today. We got about a dozen or so this year, but I have been bugging him for a comprehensive forestry plan for the area. Today was the first step in that process. We walked around the area near my house  and marked off about 50 spots for new trees. That's only about 25% of the neighborhood though. All said, I think we will be adding several hundred new trees when it's all done.

I also called the guy who owns all of the properties near my house and floated the idea of updating them and possibly converting them to college rentals. He seemed to like the idea and said he would visit at some time in the future to check them out. New neighbors maybe?