Biologically, a woodland is differentiated from a
forest. A forest form a
largely-closed canopy, in other
words, the branches and
foliage of trees interlock
overhead, cover and furnish nearly a continuous shade, while a woodland
has a largely-open canopy (the tree
crowns cover less than 20-30 % of the ground) with sunlight
penetrating between trees.
This is a vegetation type
usually found in dry and poor
soil areas. . The
woody vegetation is composed of
tree species that are often small, short bowled, and open grown.
Some types of woodland are essentially
grasslands with shrubs and