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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 32.2 November 2020

Alluvial floodplain woodland with Black Poplar: a lost habitat

By - Chris Dyson

Alluvial floodplains are an wonderfully dynamic habitat of exceptional importance for wildlife. Chris Dyson describes the ecology of this rare habitat with a focus on the native Black Poplar, and explores the prospect of re-establishing this special habitat in its former range in south-east Wales.

The low-lying areas of land along rivers are naturally fertile and so have been a focus for agricultural activity over thousands of years. In Britain, this, as well as their use for timber and firewood, has resulted in the almost complete removal of the ecologically distinct and highly productive woodland communities of flood-plains.

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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