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
|91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) * Priority feature|
|Hollymount is an example of alluvial forests in the south-east of Northern Ireland. The site is a flooded inter-drumlin hollow. The wet woodland is characterised by a canopy of dense, mature alder Alnus glutinosa and grey willow Salix cinerea, with reed canary-grass Phalaris arundinacea and greater pond-sedge Carex riparia dominating the ground flora. Tussock sedge C. paniculata is also very conspicuous. There are natural transitions to oak Quercus spp. woodland on the drumlin slopes.|
Annex I habitats present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for selection of this site
|91A0 Old sessile oak woods with Ilex and Blechnum in the British Isles|
Annex II species that are a primary reason for selection of this site
Annex II species present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for site selection
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