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UK Woodland Survey / Advice on Habitat

We're in the fortunate position where we've moved to a house which came with an adjoining acre of woodland; a mix of oak, sycamore, hawthorn, elder, and lots more that I'm too inexperienced to ...
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Identify this plant in a woodlands setting?

A very short plant growing along the edge of a Zone 8 forest. They're growing in a groundcover type formation. The area is very shady.
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Surrey woodland - what is this plant?

Found amongst bluebells. The local vegetation is made up of heath, chestnut trees and English oaks. I didn’t see any other similar plants around it. Any idea what it could be?
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Will a forest trail that's not regularly used always become overgrown?

This question belongs more to forestry than to gardening per se, but as this seems to be the Stack that's closest in subject matter, I'll go ahead and ask anyway. I'm writing a story where the main ...
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Searching for ground water

I am unsure if this question is being asked in the correct community, but I will ask anyways. I would like to attempt to build a well-type structure in a woodland area. This woodland is mainly ...
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What are traditional English flowers to plant on the edge of a wooded stream?

Our property borders an old area of woodland, with a stream running down next to our drive on the far side. There are already some bluebells but we would like to add more flowers, however we would ...
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Lawn options for wooded lot?

I'm looking for options to cover some ground around a cabin we will be building soon. It will be a heavily wooded lot. Don't want to deal with mowing it every week either. I'll have a path that goes ...
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Growing beneficial, edible plants in the woods

We are purchasing some land in northern KY. and want to start growing food in the wooded area. We plan to plant ginseng but beyond that we are looking for other suggestions as to what we can grow in ...
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Connecticut woodland plant with sticky seeds and stems

This plant was found in woodland in Connecticut, in the northeastern USA. It is about 2.5 feet tall (75 cm) and has a string of seed heads the size of small capers growing along a single stem. The ...
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How often can I harvest coppiced black-locusts?

I would like to coppice some black locust trees (Robinia pseudoacacia) for fence post production. The conditions are fairly good. This is USDA hardiness zone 6b, with good clay based topsoil, and 45-...
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What small pines and deciduous trees are suitable for terrarium culture?

I am building a terrarium for some ex-Oregon family members. I really want to capture Oregon with its moss, ferns, trees and of course pine trees. I don't know of really any small pine trees that ...
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What is this small white spathed plant in southeast Pennsylvania woodland?

This plant was definitely not there last year. It is about 10" tall, and has only two leaves. It looks a lot like a peace lily, but obviously, those aren't naturalized in my area. I would like to know ...
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