The town of Seney was demolished. This correlates to the issues that are faced by the forest as well as by Nick and his recovery. All of them had reached a low point. In the same way that the city was rebuilt after the war, the forest that was destroyed will also regrow and, in Nick's case, he is going to recover and be even stronger after his experience. All three of these are tied together in their stories .... destruction, regrowth, healing.