Wood Wise - wood pasture, definition, restoration, creation

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2012 Journal (Wood Wise) 15
Wood Wise 2012 Winter

Wood pasture is a diverse and ancient habitat that supports many species...

Dating back to the original wildwood or to Neolithic livestock keepers, wood pasture can be found in many European countries. Its key features are ancient and veteran trees, grazing animals, microhabitats (including rot holes and fallen trees), open ground vegetation and continuity of trees and management. There is an increased interest in the restoration and creation of wood pasture sites, and the winter 2012 issue of Wood Wise looks at some of these projects.