is an important industry in Britain. It manages woodlands to a provide a sustainable
supply of timber as well as places for wildlife and for people to enjoy.
Typically forests are either
made up of broadleaf or coniferous trees. However forests and woodlands are not just
places full of trees. A great many other plant and animal species are associated with
woodlands. This can be numbered in the hundreds or even thousands of different species
depending on the age and type of woodland. The interactions of the species which colonise
the different habitats which make up these ecosystems is very complex.