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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 08.4 April 1997

The Effect of Urbanisation on Ancient Woodlands

By - Oliver Gilbert, David Bevan

In Sheffield there are about 50 blocks of amenity woodland covering 650ha. These vary in size from 1ha to the extensive Ecclesall Wood occupying 117ha. Though widely affected by hardwood-planting, they are basically oak-birch-bluebell (Quercus-Betula-Hyacinthoides) woods which from the medieval period until World War One were managed as coppice-with-standards.

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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