There are so many reasons why woodlands are important to our wellbeing that it would be hard to list them all. They provide a habitat for numerous wild creatures, they provide green lungs for our landscape and they provide people with a place to get close to nature. Historians believe that Britain was once covered in forest from the very south to the farthest north. Only tiny fragments of this great forest and woodland still exist. There are things we can do to restore some of it to create a better land use balance.
1. ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO SEE THE BENEFIT OF WOODLANDS
Scientists and naturalists agree that woodlands are vital to the wellbeing of the overall environment and ecology of Britain. Just some of the benefits of woodlands are: The regulation of the climate. Air cleansing and air quality maintenance. Water cleansing, absorption and flow control to reduce flooding. The provision of natural habitats for a myriad of animals / biodiversity. Recreation areas for people. The production of sustainable timber (Planted forests only). The provision of coppiced wood. Aesthetic landscapes. Reduction of soil erosion. Historical and cultural meeting places.