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Ancient Woodland Indicators ~ by WoodlandsTV

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Naturalist expert, John Rhyder, walks through a Sussex wood, stopping to identify the plants, trees and physical features of an ancient woodland. John explains how even the surrounding area...

Posted in: Traditional Skills, Trees ~ On: 29 December, 2014

15 comments so far

WoodlandsTV
December 29, 2014

Sumo Survival Bushcraft
December 30, 2014

Thanks for the video – very interesting and I am sure that I will be able use the tips you shared when we are out exploring the woods around us. Cheers

Tipi Dan
January 1, 2015

The little blue flower shown but not mentioned at the end looks like it
might be a Lobelia.
Vegetation classification is very different in the US. We base things on
dominant or canopy vegetation (after Daubenmire), not on indicator species
(after Braun-Blanquet). Perhaps that is because we have more of our
original vegetation remaining. When the original vegetation is gone, how
does one come to understand what the site potential is? Indicator species
are one way. I wish I was more well-versed in the Braun-Blanquet system,
then I might be able to get a job in Europe. I am fascinated with European
landscapes and vegetation potential, and the “spirit-of-place” of European
wild places, especially forests. Hard to tell of course from a video, but
this woodland appears by our classification system to be something like a
Fagus-Acer/Corylus (Beech-Maple/Hazel) forest. It resonates deeply and
calls out to me as a suitable habitat for the likes of myself.

Brown's Bushcraft
February 5, 2015

The blue/purple flower on the tall stem in the video is Ajuga reptans
common name bugle. It’s native to Europe and can be found in parts of North
America. It can be used as a medicinal plant.

Herbalist of the North
July 3, 2015

Please upgrade the quality of your editing (across the channel).  Especially the sound mixing – it's letting the information content down.

J Thief's Glen
July 3, 2015

Please upgrade the quality of your editing (across the channel).  Especially the sound mixing – it's letting the information content down.

David Jaa
February 18, 2016

+J Thief's Glen The sound quality and editing on this video is confortably fit for purpose

Leo Aldopold
March 2, 2016

Fantastic video, John

Leo Aldopold
March 2, 2016

Fantastic video, John

cogsof rust
June 27, 2016

Brilliant

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