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Woodland Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • land that is covered with trees and shrubs

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  • land that is covered with trees and shrubs

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Woodland Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Woodland is a low-density forest with plenty of sunlight and limited shade. It forms an open habitat.

Woodlands have an understory of shrubs and herbaceous plants including grasses. Woodlands grade into shrubland in drier conditions or in early stages of plant succession. Higher densities and areas of trees, with largely closed canopy, and nearly continuous shade and are often called forests.

Woodland in British forestry means any smaller area covered in trees, however dense. Forest in the British Isles means extensive wooded areas, regardless of density. Royal forests may not be wooded at all. The term ancient woodland is used in British conservation to mean any wooded land that has existed for a very long time (equivalent to the American term old growth forest).

Conservationist work hard to preserve woodlands. The woodlands in Northwest Indiana have been preserved as part of the Indiana Dunes.



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* A woodland in full color is awesome as a forest fire, in magnitude at least, but a single tree is like a dancing tongue of flame to warm the heart. - Hal Borland


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  • Ancient woodland saved as quarry plans are shelved
    The Woodland Trust and other conservation groups are celebrating after Lafarge Tarmac withdrew its plans for quarrying at Hopwas Woods in Staffordshire Read more on this news related to 'Woodland'
  • Woodland Hills school board shows divisions about consolidation plan
    The Woodland Hills special board meeting Wednesday night showed the first signs of what could be a rocky road between now and a January vote on the district's consolidation plan. Read more on this news related to 'Woodland'
  • Three lion cubs born at Woodland Park Zoo
    Vets get a first look at three lion cubs born on Oct. 24, 2014 at Woodland Park Zoo. Photo: Dr. Darin Collins/Woodland Park Zoo Three lion cubs get a checkup at Woodland Park Zoo. The cubs were born on Oct. 24, 2014. Read more on this news related to 'Woodland'

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