What does a forest have to teach us about open-source projects? There is a lot to learn about fostering a healthy ecosystem by observing and listening to another. This pictoral presentation looks at the makings of several urban afforestation projects, including application of the Miyawaki method to create fast growing mini-forests. We will discuss how the inhabitants of the forest interoperate and draws some analogies and lessons for those of us who wish to improve our open-source projects. What does it mean to say you can not see the forest for the trees? Let's step back and look at our projects as a whole, without getting bogged down in day to day details for a new perspective on project health. Bring your questions about project culture or forest management, and we will have some fun while we improve our ecosystems together.