By Paul Homewood
h/t Philip Bratby
Demand for timber to construct British naval vessels in the 1800s and earlier seriously depleted the country’s forests. Some estimates say that England’s woodlands shrunk from an estimated land coverage of 15% in 1086, England’s forests and woods had dwindled to just 5.2% by 1905.
Fortunately thanks to the steel industry, our forest cover is back to 13%.
However, it might not be for long if the eco-loons get their way:
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