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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 11.3 February 2000

Identifying ancient woodland using vascular plant indicators

By - George Peterken

Francis Rose has recently reminded us (Rose 1999) that ancient-woodland vascular plants (AWVPs) can be used both as a means of evaluating individual woods for nature conservation and as a method of indentifying ancient woods. However, he took the view that AWVPs 'should be regarded only as a tool, not as  an infallible guide .... and in combination with other information'. This cautionary note was wise and necessary.

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist