Ancient woodland Talk

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    • Woodland that is older than 400 years old (pre-1600''s).
      • Or dates to before 1750 in Scotland.
    • The North York Moors National Park has the greatest concentration of ancient woodland in Northern England.
      • 22% of the moors has tree cover- 20% of this is ancient.
        • Total: 4.4. % cover
    • Categories to group the woodland together are ANSW and PAWS.
      • Ancient-semi natural woodland: It is broadly believed that no woodland is 100% pristine and human influence over thousands of years has altered the soil compositions of woodlands.
      • Plantations on semi-natural woodland were originally mostly planted due to incentives given by the Forestry commission to produce woodland after WW2.
    • Ownership of woodland in the North York Moors: private, Forestry Commission and The Woodland Trust.
  • Categories to group the woodland together are ANSW and PAWS.
    • Ancient-semi natural woodland: It is broadly believed that no woodland is 100% pristine and human influence over thousands of years has altered the soil compositions of woodlands.
    • Plantations on semi-natural woodland were originally mostly planted due to incentives given by the Forestry commission to produce woodland after WW2.

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