If you look closely, you can see the conifer seeding that has sprouted in the sawn-off-close-to-the-ground stump at the edge of the trail. The Waldron Fen is a nature preserve. Many years ago, the former owner planned a Christmas tree farm and planted a variety of native and non-native conifers. I don't think a single Christmas tree was ever sold. Left to themselves, the pines and firs are becoming a forest cathedral. On a recent Saturday, we walked through the tall slender (overplanted) trees on a soft carpet of fallen needles. This was something I saw; it's not terribly pretty, but it is encouraging.