After the daily grind of stealing from the rich and giving to the poor, a current-day Robin Hood might want to find a hideout other than his beloved Sherwood Forest, which has shrunk to less than 0.5 percent its historical size. Merry men (and women) in more than a dozen British organizations are banding together to make a rescue plan for the forest, which is home to rare and endangered ancient oaks. Some of the trees are so beloved as to have been given names, such as Medusa, Stumpy, and Twister. What, no Maid Marion?

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