Plants are incredibly important for carbon capture and storage, especially at this critical time where carbon dioxide levels are driving the climate emergency. They also provide food and shelter both while they are alive and dead. For example seeds, berries and fruits are produced at different times of the year. When the tree dies or sheds its branches and leaves they fall to the ground where they become food or shelter for animals that live on the forest floor. Below we have profiles of some of the plants that you may find in Epping forest.