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1. A vegetation community that includes mature trees, which are usually spaced more widely and so are more spreading in form that forest trees (i.e. their crowns are not touching and they do not form a closed canopy). Woodland is often defined as having 40 per cent canopy closure or less. Between the trees, grass, heath, or scrub communities typically develop, giving a park-like landscape.

2. A general term for a wooded landscape, often used generally, e.g. broad-leaved woodland, or to describe a number of separate wooded areas, e.g. the Estate Woodlands. Colloquially, the terms ‘forest’ and ‘woodland’ are often used interchangeably in Britain.

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woodland
1. A vegetation community that includes widely spaced, mature trees. The tree crowns are typically more spreading in form than those of forest trees. Crowns do not touch and do not form a closed canopy. Woodland is often defined as having 40 per cent canopy closure or less. Between the trees, grass, heathland, or scrub communities typically develop, giving a park-like landscape.

2. A general term for a wooded landscape, often used generally (e.g. broadleaved woodland) or to describe a number of separate wooded areas (e.g. the Estate Woodlands). Colloquially, the terms forest and woodland are often used interchangeably in Britain.

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woodland Area of trees, including deciduous species, evergreen species, or a mixture of both. Such an area is valuable for soil conservation, safeguarding of water supplies, timber, and as a wildlife habitat. Modern forestry, for reasons of high yield, concentrates on fastgrowing conifers.

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wood·land / ˈwoŏdlənd; -ˌland/ • n. (also woodlands) land covered with trees: large areas of ancient woodland | [as adj.] woodland birds are often drably colored.

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Wood·land / ˈwoŏdlənd/ a city in north central California, northwest of Sacramento; pop. 39,802.