This plot was on a mountain side, with a mild incline to the top of a high peak that then dropped off into the Monongahela National Forest I remember the ornithologist telling me not to go too far in that direction because it dropped down and merged with the Monongahela National Forest and once someone got lost and it took a day to find them because there are no logging roads.
This plot was about 40 acres of early successional growth, which means it was logged about 25 years ago and the vegetation was still young, very thick about 10-20 feet high with lots of stems. You couldn’t see two feet in front of you if you stepped into it.
It was on this plot that three strange things happened. One I found a tree break/twist right across an often used logging road, it was a cherry sapling tree, broken about a foot up from the base and then laid down across the logging trail.