||Another view of the most
recent clearcut (2000). The devastation is virtually complete.
Yes, shrubs and trees will grow in this area
again, but it will take Nature hundreds of years, perhaps thousands,
to grow a cedar swamp full of huge ancient trees once again.
A cedar forest is not merely a bunch of trees
growing, like a field of corn. It is an entire ecosystem, with many
different types of plants, animals, insects, fungi, microclimates,
mosses, birds, etc etc. It takes a lot of years to build all
this up into a true cedar swamp like it once was.