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TOPICAL TOPIC: Ancient woodland indicators
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Date Issued: 01 March 2012

 

TOPICAL TOPIC - Ancient woodland indicators: Ancient woodland indicators (AWIs) are species that are usually more common in ancient woodland than in more recent sites. They are most commonly vascular plants, although they have been identified in other plant and animal groups (e.g. lichens, invertebrates). The presence of such species in a woodland may sometimes be used as supportive evidence that the site is ancient. However, no plant species should be used as the only indicator of ancient woodland … To learn more, visit The Woodshed.