The Fallen Trees

During our visit to Johnsons Woods, the fallen trees were what stuck out to me most. There were some that had clearly fallen naturally, and their roots were sticking up from the ground, while others looked as if they had been mechanically, literally by axe or chainsaw, cut.  Seeing what appear to be logs that one would use to build a fire in a fireplace, precisely cut, was surprising and somewhat disappointing. I thought it took away from the natural aspect of being in nature. In regards to the boardwalk, I do support it being there, although it, too, somehow takes away from the true nature of being in the woods. I support it because of the increased accessibility it creates and that it holds visitors more accountable for their actions in the woods.