Individual study: Gorse Ulex europaeus coppicing at Blackhill, Dorset, England
Liley D. (2005) Gorse Ulex europaeus coppicing at Blackhill, Dorset, England. Conservation Evidence, 2, 115-116
On a heathland in southern England, mature gorse Ulex europaeus was coppiced and the area fenced to prevent rabbit Oryctolagus cuniculus browsing in an attempt to create a varied gorse age structure. Twelve years later little gorse had regrown from the cut stumps and the cleared area had been invaded by bracken Pteridium aquilinum.