New Growth (IMAGE) Earth Institute at Columbia University Caption New seedlings are taking over a previously shaded forest floor, now opened to the sky by Hurricane Maria. Fast-growing pioneers and wind-resistant species could quickly replace more diverse assemblage of trees. Credit Kevin Krajick/Earth Institute, Columbia University Usage Restrictions Credit must be given. License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.