We've collected these aerial photos of the forest from as far back as 1958. There are visible changes in how land use has changed the forest area over time.
This blurry image of the past is able to represent a lack of human land management and dominance of forest.
South Forest in 1963 lacked land use by the college, but notice the managed area dominating the right; an apple orchard.
Here, you can see the addition of the field which occurred some time in the 70's. See how the additional creek from 1963 is now displaced.
Notice that the apple orchard to the right has not been managed, and is beginning to grow over.
You can see a construction lot in the north field.
Note the construction in the northern field, the stony clove creek, and the faint scar of the old orchard.
Notice the Stony clove creek and the overgrown orchard, which is now barely visible in the top right.