March 15, 2023, 6:00 pm

Malshanger Estate Club, Basingstoke – Southern Division

In this evening meeting, hosted by Mr J P Colman, Jonathan Spencer will give a presentation on Forests, Past, Present and Future. Forest composition has always changed in the past in response to climate and other environmental factors. They are changing yet again as a result of climate change, fragmentation, and other human influences, alongside the loss of some species from the past and the recent arrival of new species (notably deer and grey squirrels). What were the forests of our most recent past like? What changes are underway today? And what does this tell us of what forests could or should look like in the coming century?

Malshanger Estate Club, Basingstoke, Hants

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Pre-visit information

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