The best examples of woodland are found on Wimbledon, Wandsworth and Tooting Commons, with smaller pockets in Battersea Park and Wimbledon Park. It covers around 160 hectares in total.
Woodlands provide a variety of habitats (called microhabitats) and food sources for thousands of different species, from insects to mammals. For example:
- Holes in trees provide nest sites for woodpeckers and nuthatches
- A ground layer of herbs and grasses provide food for butterflies and tree roots
- Banks provide homes for foxes and small rodents