Epping forest, London

The purpose of the Forest as made clear in the Epping Forest act 188, is to provide an open space for the recreation and enjoyment of the public. In accordance with the requirements of the act, conservators will keep the Forest unenclosed and unbuilt on, save as allowed in the statute, in the interests of management and public enjoyment. They will protect the Forest’s trees, pollards, shrubs, heather, gorse, herbage and other vegetation. They will preserve the Forest’s ‘natural aspect’ so far as is possible so that the Forest seems a natural place.