Woodland Development
A Long Term Study of Lady Park Wood

Paper: 978 1 78639 281 7 / $60.00
Published: October 2017  

Cloth: 978 1 78064 865 1 / $160.00
Published: October 2017  

Publisher: CABI
300 pp., 7 1/2" x 9 5/8"
tables & color photos
Lady Park Wood was set aside as a "natural" reserve for ecological research in 1944, and the trees, shrubs and ground vegetation have been recorded in detail ever since. These 70 years of observations now represent one of the largest and most detailed records in Europe of how a woodland develops under the influence of natural factors. This book is an invaluable read for researchers and professionals in nature conservation, ecological research, and forestry.

Table of Contents:
1. Understanding woodland
2. Lady Park Wood and its history
3. The ecological reserve
4. Recording trees and expressing change
5. The Changing wood
6. Ash - the tree in the spotlight
7. Beech and oak, the major forest trees
8. Limes and wych elm
9. Birch and other short-lived canopy trees
10. Field maple and hazel, the other coppice species
11. Minor trees and shrubs
12. Habitats
13. Species
14. Long-term ecological studies
15. Natural woodland in theory and practice
16. Near-to-nature forestry
17. Re-wilding, remoteness and wilderness