Sir Henry Clithering: (indulgently) I expect she's involved already. She lives in St. Mary Mead only a couple of miles from Arthur and Dolly's place. It's extraordinary, she knows the world only through the prism of that village and its daily life. By knowing the village so thoroughly, she seems to know the world.The concept of a 'cryptoforest' is just one effort to name a phenomena without a commonly accepted name. Richard Mabey's Unofficial Countryside (earlier), Bruce Sterling's involuntary Park and Ruig Groen (rugged green) as used by the city of Amsterdam are other names referring to roughly the same kind of land types.
|Ruig groen (rugged green?) according to the City of Amsterdam
A. The very large and slightly poisonous areas downwind of Chernobyl, which have been reported to feature wild boars and somewhat distorted vegetable and insect forms.B. The Korean Demilitarized Zone, which is about a mile wide and stretches entirely across the Korean Peninsula. It is festooned with deadly landmines, and rumor says it has tigers.C. The Green Line between Turkish Cyprus and Greek Cyprus. Intruders are shot or arrested there, and in the many years since the unrecognized Turkish secession, the area has become reforested; wildfires there are considered a public hazard.D. Abandoned military test ranges.E. Very old and decaying railroad lines in the United States, which, paradoxically, contain some of the last untouched prairie ecosystems in North America.F. Aging toxic waste dumps, whose poisons legally discourage humans but not animals.