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Britain’s wild woods are under threat and we’re running out of time to save them

By Mary Gagen, Professor of Physical Geography, Swansea University
The UK has a strange relationship with its woodlands. Trees and woods form part of the national identity, yet with only about 13% tree cover, it is one of the least wooded countries in Europe.

Ancient woodland – defined as those areas that have been continuously wooded since the year 1600 in England and Wales and 1750 in Scotland – is the UK’s most biodiverse woodland habitat type,…The Conversation

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