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Re: How long does an ancient woodland take to develop?

Subject: Re: How long does an ancient woodland take to develop?
From: Jon Heuch
Date: Feb 09 2021 12:34:26
Dave

 

It's quite a challenge since it is a categorisation (I was told off once by
describing ASNW as a designation) so it cannot be recreated:

 

i)                    About 400 years

ii)                   You will need a time machine to enter the plot on some
ancient maps to make sure that each subsequent map shows the area to be
wooded

 

However, If you are asking how long will it take for a bare patch of land to
develop into woodland with some good ecological features of course the best
model is the Rothamsted fields that were left. Wildnerness was the word
adopted then; now we might used the term re-wilding. They are very well
documented http://www.era.rothamsted.ac.uk/index.php?area=home
<http://www.era.rothamsted.ac.uk/index.php?area=home&page=index&dataset=8>
&page=index&dataset=8. They have been around for 140 years so you may have a
lot of reading to do to work out what sort of time frame you want to
consider. 

 

Jon 

 




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