Lower Findhorn Woods
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
|9180 Tilio-Acerion forests of slopes, screes and ravines * Priority feature|
|The Lower Findhorn Woods represent Tilio-Acerion forest in the north-eastern part of its range in the UK. The River Findhorn flows through a deep gorge, the sides of which are cloaked in ancient semi-natural woodland, and there are some very good stands of the habitat scattered along the 7 km length of this site, wherever suitable topographic and soil conditions occur. The ground flora is species-rich with good floristic assemblages and several locally rare species, and the outstanding epiphytic lichen flora represents a highly continental type similar to that of dry mixed oak forests in southern Scandinavia.|
Annex I habitats present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for selection of this site
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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