'Ancient woodland' is a term widely used in England for long-established semi-natural woods, shaped by centuries of traditional management. Such woods are often assumed to provide a direct link with the natural vegetation of England, as this existed before the virgin forests were fragmented by the arrival of farming. This groundbreaking study questions many of these assumptions. Drawing on more than a decade of research in Norfolk, the authors emphasize the essentially unnatural character of ancient woods.
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|Size: ||12.4 MB|
|Publisher: ||University of Hertfordshire Press|
|Date published: || 2016|
|ISBN: ||9781909291607 (DRM-EPUB)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|