So, the server only simulates areas that are nearby to players. This means that things like trees and other growy things don't actually grow when players are not nearby and/or online. I would love to see a plugin that would let me place some sort of widget (scarecrow?) that forces the server to act as if a player were standing there for the purposes of simulating stuff. Obviously, care would be needed to not blow the server away performance-wise. But it would be handy for touching up certain areas. If something like this already exists, I'm all ears also.