Pitmaduthy Moss

Site details

UK map showing location of Pitmaduthy Moss Special Area of Conservation/Site of Community Importance.
Location of Pitmaduthy Moss SAC/SCI/cSAC
 

Note:

When undertaking an appropriate assessment of impacts at a site, all features of European importance (both primary and non-primary) need to be considered.

Annex I habitats that are a primary reason for selection of this site

91D0 Bog woodland  * Priority feature
This Bog woodland site in northern Scotland has, unusually, developed under relatively dry climatic conditions. The communities, which have strong affinities with Scandinavian bogs, are a complex of poor fen and bog. The Moss consists of a system of pools in a shallow hollow bounded by low ridges. Scattered stunted Scots pine Pinus sylvestris occur on the slightly drier areas within the hollow, with the characteristic slow growth pattern and in a stable relationship with the bog surface. The trees become more abundant and attain greater size on the drier ridges. Peat stratigraphy shows evidence of truncation in the peat layers, suggesting a history of peat-cutting at this site.

Annex I habitats present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for selection of this site

Not applicable.

Annex II species that are a primary reason for selection of this site

Not applicable.

Annex II species present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for site selection

Not applicable.


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