The ghosts have watched the land be denuded and the timber build houses out on the prairie. But even of more interest they watched it recover. The same animals are here, the same trees are here as they were 150 years ago. The main difference is that the people who use it all are different. The land will always be here, will always produce for mankind, if we just remember to tread softly when we enter the world of nature.
Gibson, Lawrence M.
"The Ghosts on my Tree Farm,"
Ames Forester: Vol. 67
, Article 6.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/amesforester/vol67/iss1/6