I have heard it said that dirt is what you get under your fingernails, but soil is what your trees, grass and flowers grow in. It is probably true that when people look to buy a piece of property, they may look at what trees or other vegetation is growing on the property, the view, whether or not there is surface water, etc., but they seldom even think about what is probably the most valuable thing on the property: the soil.
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A lot of us who are concerned about the future conditions of the Hill Country tend to focus on the problems we see in land management. To greatly oversimplify the issue, too many properties in the Hill Country have less-than-ideal native habitat, mostly caused by past or present overgrazing, overbrowsing by deer, goats and exotics, cedar encroachment and/or erosion of the soil.
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