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Venerable TreesHistory, Biology, and Conservation in the Bluegrass$
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Tom Kimmerer

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780813165660

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813165660.001.0001

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The Woodland Pasture

The Woodland Pasture

(p.87) 6 The Woodland Pasture
Venerable Trees

Tom Kimmerer

University Press of Kentucky

Woodland pastures, or wood pastures, are a common landscape feature in Europe. These pastures date to medieval times or earlier, and they may have been created by natural forces rather than by farmers. This chapter compares the grazing animals of Europe and North America and the modern woodland pastures of Europe with those of the Bluegrass and Nashville Basin. The chapter makes clear that woodland pastures are distinct from savannas, a term that should not be applied to our woodlands. Knowledge about the management of wood pastures in Europe can be applied to conservation of woodland pastures in the Bluegrass and Nashville Basin.

Keywords:   woodland pasture, wood pasture, wisent, bison, grazing, forest conservation

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