Wet Woodlands

  • Subject Area: Biology, Ecology, Natural History
  • Suitable for levels: A-level, Citizen Science (16+), GCSE
  • Audience: Educators, Parents/Families
Trees don’t usually spring to mind when thinking of the Broads National Park, it’s more often wide open skies, rivers, broads, sailing boats, reeds and flat grazing marsh stretching as far as the eye can see. However, the area’s abundant broads, rivers and marshes means there is plenty of water to create the ideal conditions for wet woodland. Discover how wet woodland forms and the adaptations plants and trees have evolved to obtain the oxygen and nutrients they need to cope with the often anaerobic conditions created by waterlogged soils. Read our post: "Broads Uncovered: Wet Woodlands" to learn more.