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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 28.1 October 2016

Naturalised broadleaf trees – a call for a strategic reappraisal

By - Keith Alexander, Ted Green, Roger Morris

With our natuve tree population under so much pressure, the authors suggest that we need to rethink our prejudices about non-native trees and their value in the wider countryside. 

Once a species has the label 'non-native' placed upon it, it is effectively consigned to a category of 'unwanted' in conservation policy and practise. Yet there are species such as the Roman Snail Helix pomatia that are known to have been introduced and are also considered to be of conservation importance.

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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