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Create a Mini-woodland

Succession is going on all the time in nature. This remarkable process occurs over many years, when one type of habitat gradually changes into another. As certain plant species are replaced by others, succession can turn an abandoned lot into a forest.

Succession can transform a pond into dry land, or a burnt-over area into lush, green space again. Left alone, most habitat would slowly but surely turn back into woodland. However, humans and animals keep succession in check by ploughing and grazing.

As a long-range project, establish a small woodland in your schoolyard or community for future generations of humans and wildlife to enjoy.