Our friend Gerald made us aware of a study entitled: „The Late Legacy of Deforestation“ which was published by the ORF and can be found at the following link: http://science.orf.at/stories/2788098. The study shows we have been suffering from the effects of deforestation for decades. More detailed information in this regard can be found by clicking the link above.
My own photos document the long-term growth process from small saplings to young trees. It takes several more decades however, for the young sapling to grow into a mature tree!
TIP: Before undertaking any deforestation, consider and review the necessity and usefulness of any tree felling exercises.