A habitat survey will protect several species of animals and plants.

Friends of Trent Country Park is to work with Enfield Council following a report concluding ancient woodland and its habitat is of "national importance".

In total, 281 different types of groups of plants were recorded - including some rare ones.

These include the uncommon native black poplar, in the Friends of Trent Country Park commissioned survey.

Meanwhile, 195 hectares of woodland, grasslands, and wetlands were considered.

Enfield Council’s cabinet member for environment, councillor Daniel Anderson, said: “We are grateful to the survey’s author and the Friends of the country park.

“The survey has provided invaluable information on one of the borough’s most popular parks.

“Enfield Council will consider the recommendations and, wherever possible and appropriate, look at alternative management methods to maintain and enhance the park’s biodiversity.

“Trent County Park is an important hub for the wildlife and we will do our utmost to preserve it, as part of our priority for growth and sustainability.”

A database – Greenspace Information for Greater London – recorded hundreds of species from Trent Country Park.

More details can be found on www.gigl.org.uk Consultant ecologist Denis J Vickers’ report Habitat Survey of Trent Park will be available to view on www.friendsoftrentparkcountrypark.org.uk.Fre