The Monks Wood Wilderness experiment in England was a rewilding study before the term existed. This is what we can learn from it
Interesting article about a study done into how long it takes for self sown woodland to establish.
Perhaps the government would find it easier and more cost effective, to simply pay us an income forgone figure to leave our crap pieces of land untouched. In 50 years it could be diverse natural woodland, instead of commercial forestry tied up with the self serving interests of global companies.