VoiceOfReasonPast wrote: ↑
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:24 pm
Man, how the fuck can you be jelly of your neighbors' lakeside view if your house is inside a miniature forest
? That sounds rad as hell.
Sounds cool, but isn't, unless you like it just for the isolation and plan to stay in the house. Can't argue with you there if that's the case.
In most ways that matter, having a yard that dense with trees means that you don't have a yard. There's no sun, so there's no grass. Maybe bramble and fern if you're lucky. In the photo there, that's probably all mulch. For old growth, anything requiring more than five paces of flat ground is a writeoff. The roots will see to that. Those roots will also be sniping for your ankle.
Added bonus, the trees nearest the house are all pines or similar, so they go right to the ground, so those are 20-30 ft chunks each that you can't use.
Even better, and even a patch that small, the humidity is much higher. Trees breathe, keep the ground wetter and cut off the wind, even ten steps in. And there are always bugs. That early evening period just after sundown when everything comes out to eat you? That's all the time. Sitting outside on the porch is a bad plan, unless you have buglights on in the middle of the day.
Not one word of this is defending the idiot, but I'll wager there's a reason the house was on the market that long. The locals knew better.