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Habitat management news

By - Roger S K Buisson

The two native birch trees, Betula pendula and B. pubescens, are not generally held in very high regard amongst foresters or conservationists, often beign referred to as 'weed trees'. They are very vigorous species in most conditions, regenerating readily from cut stumps and rapidly colonising newly cleared woodlands, fire sites, and other open land, with an abundance of quick-germinating, wind-dispersed seed. Areas which were one Hazel Corylus avellana coppice can turn into birch thickets very quickly.

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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