Coppices: The return of the ancient forests

A walk through the forest around a medieval settlement would have been more varied than it is today: here a light-flooded grove with a tangle of hazel, poplar or hornbeam, there an open area with rootstocks from which the first shoots are stretching skywards. Then again the park-like forest with a few large oaks, a herd of pigs digging in the ground below. There is only one thing you would look for in vain: the dense forest of straight trunks of the same age, as it characterizes our landscape today.

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