Dinnet Oakwood

Site details

UK map showing location of Dinnet Oakwood Special Area of Conservation/Site of Community Importance.
Location of Dinnet Oakwood 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

91A0 Old sessile oak woods with Ilex and Blechnum in the British Isles
Dinnet Oakwood is one of two sites representing the Eastern Highlands Atlantic Bryophyte zone. There are few examples of oak woodland in north-east Scotland as the habitat is more fragmented than in the west, and although Dinnet Oakwood is relatively small, it contains regionally important stands of old sessile oak wood. Partly, or even wholly, the product of plantings in the early 19th century, Dinnet Oakwood retains the character of a relatively undisturbed semi-natural northern oakwood. Ground flora characteristic of the habitat occurs, with northern species such as intermediate wintergreen Pyrola media and chickweed wintergreen Trientalis europaea. Stone bramble Rubus saxatilis and wood cow-wheat Melampyrum sylvaticum also occur. The fungus flora of the wood is of national importance and contains several rare species dependent on oak and charcoal.

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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