the native american practice of burning the trees to stimulate species diversity/develop a food chain is quite an interesting practice. They needed to work with the land in order to survive. They had much more of an interest in the woods. Today, we don’t rely on the woods for our survival. We don’t need to manipulate it to suit our needs. But I think that this lack of dependence on the woods has reduced are attachment to it. We just look at it now as a cool place that has cool things to look at and its fun to run around in, not something that need to be cultivated and cared for. I see a lot of garbage lying around when I walk through the woods nowadays. I’m sure that it would make our native american friends cringe if they saw what was going on.