This grey smelly overgrown puddle was dying: on its way to being completely overgrown and would eventually vanish. It took a lot of effort but we cleared it out, cut trees back, pulled out ones that fell down, tamed the weeds and added native plants.
And just as we were finishing, a storm blew a two hundred year old ash tree down into it.
And then we had floods, ice and snow.
But we did it, and three years later it’s looking much better and teaming with life.