Ed and I went for a walk along our new road yesterday. Here's a picture of the destruction our development is causing. I found out that for every acre of trees removed, the developer has to plant an acre of trees somewhere else in Maryland. It can be on private or public land. It just has to be a place where someone wants trees. When you drive along the roads here you often see big fields full of newly planted trees. They have little white cylinders around them to protect them from the deer. Apparently, the deer love young seedlings. It makes me happy that we're not destroying the planet here in Maryland.