Scrub development on the Sefton Coast has led to the formation
of some areas of young woodland, for example of Birch Betula spp.
Deciduous woodland is the natural climax vegetation of the dunes
and it might be expected to occur on the oldest, landward edge of
the dunes. This eastern edge of the dunes, however, has been severely
affected by development.
Small area of deciduous
woodland on Ainsdale
Sand Dunes National Nature Reserve
The settlements of north Hightown, Formby Ainsdale
and Birkdale are all built on this older area of the dunes. In addition,
large areas of pine woodland were planted
in this zone at the turn of the century.
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at Liverpool Hope University.
Liverpool Hope University worked with English
Nature and the Sefton Coast Partnership to implement the Sands of Time project.