So I am a forest explorer, and I was looking for some advice on how to find treasure better in forests as it can be tricky to figure out where they are buried.
I think research will be your best friend there. But you would also benefit from learning to read the forested landscape a bit. Tom Wessels has a YouTube series on it that focuses on New England, but much of it can be applied elsewhere.
My dad and I used this on some land that my parents bought a couple years ago for their retirement house. They knew the land had been used for centuries, but didn’t know if there was a foundation anywhere on it. We found an old field stone wall which implied sheep farming (based on Tom Wessels’ videos), then were able to identify the side that likely had the sheep and the side that likely had crops. From there we started looking for rises in the landscape where someone might have put a house. We found a few and looked near them for pillows and valleys to indicate a large tree had fallen or for pecan or crabapple trees that were still standing. Sure enough, we found an old crabapple tree and a large pillow/valley, so I’m guessing that there had been an older crabapple that fell and this one grew from one of the fallen fruit. We found the foundation about 20 feet from the pillow/valley.