This is a picture of the forest before we cleared it out
This is what it looked like after we got rid of all the invasive species. As you can see, we made a lot of progress on the forest, but there's still a lot that needs to be done. I think this experience really helped to show us how hard the forest has to work to get itself back to the normal state after humans mess it up and bring in unwanted species. It also shows the importance of maintaining the environment, and why we should take care of our earth.
We also helped by planting acorns and watering trees.
This is a type of oak tree, and the reason that we had to water it is because its roots aren't big enough yet to get its own water from the soil. Most tree's roots are big enough because when they start out as a seedling in the ground, they can establish their roots much better than if they were planted there by humans. That's why it's very important to give a lot of water to newly planted trees.
Overall, I think this was a very good experience, and I learned a lot about the environment and the importance of helping it in any way that we can.