The Woodland Trust

Publication date:

March 2012

Publication type:




Cover of Wood Wise Spring 2012 - open space habitats

These case studies look at the importance of open spaces in woodland as well as their maintenance and creation.

A healthy, natural wood can be a mosaic of areas comprising varying tree cover, structure and species. They might also include watercourses, glades and temporary clearings.

Open spaces are also important for light-specialist species that more shaded areas can’t support – and people enjoy them too!

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