Germaine Greer makes an important point in this article, highlighting the difference between planted woodland and succession woodland, or meadow.  She regrets planting woodland twenty years ago, and she articulates the reasons why the UK Government’s proposed sell off of woodlands might actually have been a good thing.  It is important to distinguish between pine plantations (monocultural and industrial, degrading soil and diminishing diversity) and mixed old growth forests, but the point about the value of meadows as well, is important.

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