Just after construction in 2006. A barren, steep slope on clay fill soil. There’s mature forest at the bottom. Construction crews cut the roots of the tree at left, and it fell over within an hour.

Log terraces are installed to hold soils in place and catch fallen leaves.  Spots for large tree plantings are marked with green stakes.

New plants are in place and starting to grow. An irrigation system keeps it all moist.

A lush hillside of natural greenery in 2010. We thinned the plantings in 2011 because the plants grew so well they were getting crowded.