Natural succession on abandoned farmland

If we leave abandoned farmland alone, what sort of community will develop on it Will it become something like the natural community that would have occurred on the site If so, how long will that take Various sorts of vegetation can develop, including forest, open woodland, grassland and heathland. Here I consider only forest and grassland. In this chapter we are concerned with the establishment of forest on farmland, where trees have been absent for some years. If, on the contrary, after forest...