Changes in a permanent transect in an oak-beech woodland (Dendles Wood, Devon) (ENRR347)

This report provides information on the 1998 re-survey of the permanent belt transect in Dendles Wood, Devon, and analyse changes that had occurred since the last full survey in 1988. The data were examined with a view to determining the dynamics of the wood and specifically the interaction between beech and oak. The nature and quantity of the dead wood resource was ascertained and compared with data published for other woodlands in the UK. The extent and type of damage caused by bark stripping behaviour of grey squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis) was assessed. The implications of the various site and management factors as evidenced by the findings of the survey are discussed, and also the ways in which these factors may influence the future development of the stand.

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