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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: Simon Pryce Arboriculture
Date: Feb 10 2021 09:31:42
I think we're dealing with colonisation, which can be rapid in the right circumstances, more than genetic evolution.     In recent years remains of ancient earthworks and villages have been found under what was thought to be primeval forest in the Amazon.  They seem to have died out about the time Europeans arrived, which fits in with the 400 year figure cited previously.  Ironically much of this was uncovered by modern clearance.

Simon





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