|WikiProject Forestry||(Rated Start-class, High-importance)|
A forest is a complex ecosystem made up of both living things such as trees and birds, and non-living things such as fallen logs, water and rock. The living parts of forest ecosystems form dynamic commun-ities whose composition changes over time as a result of interacting and living together. Some bacteria are so small they are not visible to the naked eye.
All living things in the forest are part of a huge, complex and interacting web of life. Each living thing has its role in the health and growth of a forest.
State Forests scientists research how changes in the forests (from logging, fire and grazing) affect animals. This information helps foresters better manage State forests for the conservation of the many species of wildlife. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk • contribs) 19:34, 6 February 2007 (UTC)