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Woodland Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

  • 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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'Woodland' example sentence in quotations

* 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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Woodland Sample Sentences in News

  • Woodland eyes playoffs, still has hopes of region title
    BYRDS - With the postseason around the corner, Woodland still has an eye on a Region 5-AA title heading into tonight’s home game against Silver Bluff. Read more on this news related to 'Woodland'
  • Bob Barker to Woodland Park Zoo elephants Bamboo and Chai: Come on down (to a sanctuary)!
    When Mayor Ed Murray delivers his proposed budget Thursday evening at Seattle City Hall, he won't be able to miss the elephant (advocates) in the room. Read more on this news related to 'Woodland'
  • Woodland Schools Vandalized 3 Times in 48 Hours
    WOODLAND- Police are investigating 3 cases of vandalism that all occurred in close succession on school properties in Woodland. The first case of vandalism was reported early Saturday morning. According to police, a suspect used a rock to break a classroom window. The suspect knocked over several desks and damaged classroom computers. Two days later, Police […] Read more on this news related to 'Woodland'

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