Tranquil Meadows, a fine area of grassland, is just south of the Bar-O.
Beyond the wood, which stood on a ridge, there was a stretch of grassland.
At the lower edge of the grassland, only the shady slopes are forested (Fig. 53B).
Locally, as in damp hollows or cleared areas, there is grassland.
But there were the claims of the Happy Family and all the grassland east of there which must be saved.
Let us note next the particular conditions which favour woodland, grassland and desert respectively.
Again, the soil is of minor importance, for different types of forest and of grassland occur on different types of soils.
The result of all this is that forest trees require far more water than grassland.
It may quite well be that woodland passes through scrub into desert without the intervention of grassland.
More typical of this zone are thin-leaved trees interspersed in large expanses of meadow and grassland.