Permaculture Food Forest landscape designs utilize natural succession.

We use natural succession while designing Food Forest landscapes. In this Lyons landscape design the Asian Pear in the foreground grows to size while the fast growing Aspens in the background reach maturity in the background. These Aspens will live another decade at most on the hot Colorado front range environment. As the Aspen are removed the slower growing Asian Pear will become dominant utilizing the organic material from the Aspen.