More than a group of trees, the forest is a community, a complex interconnected network of flora and fauna species sharing resources. Forests are the lungs of the earth, absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen. They have provided humans with building materials, food and medicines since humans have lived on our planet. They are home to thousands of species of flora and fauna. And they are complex and beautiful – from the bold form of a towering Douglas Fir; to the plethora of leaf shapes in the undergrowth, to the delicate texture of moss growing on a tree trunk or rock.