Skeggs, S., 1999, Various botanical and social factors and their effects on an urban woodland in reading, Berkshire, in: Arboricultural Journal, , 3
- Author : Skeggs, S.
- Year : 1999
- Journal/Series : Arboricultural Journal
- Volume Number (ANNUAL: Counting Volumes of the Year shown above) : 3
- Pages : 209-231
- Abstract in English : Assessment of an underused urban old, woodland was studied. According to the social survey there is considerable strength of feeling about the site, with almost every interviewed wanting to see minimum management and maximum naturalness. Those who do not visit the site it for the same reasons as those who do – for providing somewhere that is perceived as wild, untouched by people, peaceful, a place for getting away from the built environment, and as a string manifestation of an internal concept of nature. It is concluded that the site is not particularly valuable in terms of nature conservation, but it is very valuable because of its place in the minds and affections of the people who live locally, some of whom use it frequently and have come to build up an intense loyalty toward it.
- Comments/Notes : KEYWORDS: urban forestry, community involvement, environmental perception, management.UTILITY: lecturers/teachers, academic research, students of universities of professional education.