This large and lovely tract of land in Northwest Houston offers sad reminders of the drought of last summer.
Trees are a large part of the appeal for the area. They offer feelings of serenity and often provide enough shade to make temperatures more temperate.
The dead tree fringe is beautiful in its own way.
Since they do not threaten to fall on any structures or roadways, they may be allowed to stay right where they are.
They do not offer shade or the ability to clean up the air as to the live trees. They do however provide numerous housing opportunities for birds who need places to nest.
With the numerous woodpeckers in this area, the skeletal remains of these trees may represent a major development .