Dulwich Upper Wood

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  • Dulwich Upper Wood
    • Background
      • South London
      • 2Ha
      • Aiming to preserve old habitats and allow some areas to grow unmanaged
      • Used to be old victorian gardens
    • Species
      • 250 types of fungi
      • 40 species of bird
      • Main trees are sycamore, ash, ewe and chestnut
      • Trees e.g. oak and ash, ground in the wood is deeply shadedso only a few shrubs e.g. Laurel and a few plants from ancient woodland e.g. bluebell
    • Failures
      • Opportunity cost, could have become housing estate
      • Invasive species e.g. rhodendendron
      • Holding that  was there become derelict after war-not done up as focus was on council estates
        • good thing as nature took its course? colonisation of wasteland
      • Is politically motivated so local authority can gain votes in election by responding to pressure groups
        • Does mean that things get done in response to BAPs or the Copenhagen conference
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    • Dulwich Upper Wood
      • Background
        • South London
        • 2Ha
        • Aiming to preserve old habitats and allow some areas to grow unmanaged
        • Used to be old victorian gardens
      • Species
        • 250 types of fungi
        • 40 species of bird
        • Main trees are sycamore, ash, ewe and chestnut
        • Trees e.g. oak and ash, ground in the wood is deeply shadedso only a few shrubs e.g. Laurel and a few plants from ancient woodland e.g. bluebell
      • Failures
        • Opportunity cost, could have become housing estate
        • Invasive species e.g. rhodendendron
        • Holding that  was there become derelict after war-not done up as focus was on council estates
          • good thing as nature took its course? colonisation of wasteland
        • Is politically motivated so local authority can gain votes in election by responding to pressure groups
          • Does mean that things get done in response to BAPs or the Copenhagen conference
    • The site has educational value-10 different trail posts
      • Also built for wheelchairs
      • The trails have been built so that the habitats are still preserved and protected, so people can wander through without damaging the vegetation.
    • Number of preserved and recreated habitats
    • A good example of how habitats can be preserved and created and still allow public access through a network of  trails
    • Original habitats preserved enabling native species of plants and animals to survive
    • Environmentally better than the victorians who did little to look after the environment
    • Local Nature Reserve
    • Open at all times

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