Trees and forests have dynamic life cycles and are constantly changing over time. As forests move through each stage of the cycle, they undergo orderly changes, becoming suitable for different communities of plants and animals. Each state sets the conditions for the next stage. This continual change is called “succession”.
FOREST FACT: Did you know that sequoias once grew in Idaho? Fossils of sequoias and dawn redwoods have been found from the Paleogene time period over 50 million years ago. Find out more here.