New Forest Background - Inclosures

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The silvicultural inclosures include about 40% oak and beech, many of which contain fragments of unmodified former pasture woods. The inclosures have historically been less grazed than the unenclosed Forest and contain many rare or local plants not found in the unenclosed woods, for example the bastard balm and the lungwort. The inclosures support large populations of predatory birds including buzzards and sparrowhawks.

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