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Wood land Wild life


Wood land Wild life
From leaves to bark and everything in between, every inch of woodland is useful to one critter or another. Large populations of trees create many varied habitats, from pine forests to wet woodlands, each with different ecological properties and a unique wildlife population.

In summer, when a tree’s leaves are in full bloom, the dense foliage of the woodland canopy absorbs the Sun’s energy, providing shade and regulating the woodland’s climate. Similarly, in the winter months, the dense network of leaves and branches are an effective barrier against pouring rain and howling wind, sheltering the animals within.
Woodland Wildlife

Green leaves, buds, fruit and bark provide food for many animals, such as squirrels, deer and birds. A tree’s branches make handy perches for feasting upon, or a perfect vantage point to lie in wait for prey. Refuge is also found high up in the branches, safe from the clutches of forest-floor predators.
Lines of trees can also connect different ecosystems together, providing green corridors for animals to cross between different habitats, maintaining the flow of food and nutrients throughout the countryside.
The tree’s structure itself provides plenty of nooks and crannies for wildlife to hide in. Birds build nests on branches or hollow out the bark, insects live on the underside of leaves, bats and dormice seek out tree cavities for refuge and burrowing critters weave throughout the roots. Even when a tree dies it’s useful; leaf litter creates a rich mix of nutrients on the forest floor for scavengers, and dead wood can support countless plants, insects and fungal species.