Ancient woodlands have been around for centuries. In the UK they date back to Medieval times, and have developed ecosystems that are rich, complex and irreplaceable. They are also a delight to visits, often with spectacular carpets of spring flowers. Dating woodlands is not straightforward but some plants can indicate that a site has been wooded from a considerable length of time. This guide, produced with the Woodland Trust, provides an introduction to these indicator plants.
This chart is part of the FSC’s range of fold-out charts, designed to help users identify of a wide range of plants and animals. Each chart is laminated to make it splashproof and robust for use outdoors. Clear colour illustrations and text by experts in the subject make these valuable resources for all age groups.