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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 34.3 December 2022

Wild oakwoods: can they exist in lowland England?

By - Aljos Farjon

In the eleventh article in the Wilding for Conservation series, Aljos Farjon reviews the debate around the conditions required for successful establishment of oak trees, and explores the potential for wild oak-dominated woodland to persist in lowland Britain.

In and around Greater London there are many commons, most of them reduced in area from their 19th-century extent since grazing and other uses of the land by the commoners ceased. Encroaching urbanisation along with agriculture and forestry are the main causes of their fragmentation and reduced acreage.

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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