Staverton Park and The Thicks, Wantisden

Site details

UK map showing location of Staverton Park and The Thicks, Wantisden Special Area of Conservation/Site of Community Importance.
Location of Staverton Park and The Thicks, Wantisden 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

9190 Old acidophilous oak woods with Quercus robur on sandy plains
This site is representative of old acidophilous oak woods in the eastern part of its range, and its ancient oaks Quercus spp. have rich invertebrate and epiphytic lichen assemblages. Despite being in the most ‘continental’ part of southern Britain, the epiphytic lichen flora of this site includes rare and Atlantic species, such as Haemotomma elatinum, Lecidea cinnabarina, Thelotrema lepadinum, Graphis elegans and Stenocybe septata. Part of the site includes an area of old holly Ilex aquifolium trees that are probably the largest in Britain. The site has a very well-documented history and good conservation of woodland structure and function.

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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