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The new ‘Locust Years’ of ancient-woodland destruction

Professor Ian D. Rotherham's article for British wildlife volume 35 2024 is a fantastic read and an informative insight into the changes made during the introduction and establishment of the forestry commission and explains the changes and impact that came to woodland originally managed for traditional craft purpose to high yield timber production.

If any of you are lucky enough to work ancient woodland or in my case Saxon- - Medieval woodland you will see a stark contrast in the structure and biodiversity in comparison with the new modern systems.

for all bodgers and coppice workers this will I'm sure make a fascinating article to enjoy.

Our thanks to Ian for allowing us to share

Andy and Anthony

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