The state acquired Tates’ Hell in 1994. Before that the land was a timber plantation.
From the Ralph G. Kendrick Boardwalk which sits on a part of an old plantation road, one can see the rest of the road as it transects the Dwarf Cypress forest.
The cypresses have not grown over it — the road remains a constant reminder of itself.
How many lifetimes will it take for nature to restore itself?
We should be careful about what do we to the land, it takes a long longer to undo what we have done.