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  1. Wow. I’d really prefer to be in that spot than anywhere I think I’ve been for a long, long time—

    And I love to see someone use a precise term like coppice. I’m afraid that in the U.S. there are no versions of these lovely, well-balanced, civilized/wild paradisial -(and Ive just discovered that this word is more appropriate than I knew) plots.
    And apparently no one who cares enough about the land to distinguish among the many possibilities.

    • 🙂
      We have many coppices scattered around, though I guess, to be accurate most are not. From my wanderings around the countryside, true coppice areas tend to be part of much larger woods, where some areas are grown for timber and some for coppiced wood.
      We have many small woods which are used as shelter for game birds – depending on which part of the country you’re in, many of the small woods are actually as the result of the ‘wilding’ of bomb craters – these are readily recognised because there may be 3 or 4 in a row across the fields (they would have been created as war planes dropped any bombs they hadn’t dropped on their targets. The holes were left and have been ‘planted’ by wind blown seed and the like. )

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