England was once almost entirely covered with woodlands, England's natural vegetation. Today, much of the woodland has been lost and less than 10 per cent of the country is now forested. Moorland and heathland occupy about a quarter of the country.
Oak and beech are mainly found in the lowlands and pine and birch in the mountainous areas. Other common trees include elm and ash.
England has a wealth of wild flowers including snowdrops, daffodils, bluebells, primroses, buttercups and cowslips. On the moors there are several varieties of flowering heathers.
New Forest, in the south of England, is the largest area of natural vegetation left in England. It
has been that way since William the Conqueror gave the area its name in 1079.