This image shows the time it takes to attain old growth for a forest. It is a humbling time frame. It is a classic example of build it forward thinking. If we plan on an old growth forest now it will need to be tended and protected for at least 200 years into the future before it becomes an old growth forest……no one person can do that. It takes multiple generations giving to the next generation, like runners passing the flame forward.
It won’t be many generations into the future before they can enjoy the benefits of an old growth forest. That is real Build It Forward thinking.