The forest full of life. Diverse, unique, beautiful life, but some of the forest is rotting. Parts of it are even dangerous.
Fire clears the forest of all of it. Life and decay, beauty and blight. The great equalizer.
And from the fire, new life is born. Uncorrupted and pure. A chance to start anew.
The story of the forest represents on of the main driving ideologies behind Adrian Veidt. Veidt believes the only way humanity can achieve a lasting piece is to suffer a metaphorical fire. A fire to clear out the undergrowth and blight and offer the chance of new life. Veidt choses his fire in the form of a teleported monster capable of wiping out millions of New Yorkers.