SOURCE: Krul & GREEN ARROW: Star City's "Outlaw For the People"
"See, I told you we were emulating Robin Hood. The greatest part about the forest in Star City is that it has a two-fold effect on Green Arrow. First and foremost, it reinforces that Robin Hood vibe, and gives Ollie a place to call his own as he plays the part of a true outcast. It's not like Batman, where he is embraced by the authorities. Green Arrow is considered a threat by the powers that be, but the general citizenry knows he is on their side. On a completely other level, the forest plays into the whole mystery behind Brightest Day. The forest is strange and mysterious and not just because of its origins."