The Garden Guide

Book: History of Garden Design and Gardening
Chapter: Chapter 4: British Gardens (1100-1830)

Forests in Medieval England

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682. The woods of England were so numerous and extensive when the Domesday-book was compiled, as to be valued, not by the quantity of timber, but by the number of swine which the acorns and mast could maintain. Four hundred years after this, in the time of Edward IV., an eminent writer says that England was then a well-timbered country.