Cardiff Beech Woods

Site details

UK map showing location of Cardiff Beech Woods Special Area of Conservation/Site of Community Importance.
Location of Cardiff Beech Woods 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

9130 Asperulo-Fagetum beech forests
Cardiff Beech Woods contains one of the largest concentrations of Asperulo-Fagetum beech forests in Wales, and represent the habitat close to the western limit of its past native range in both the UK and Europe. The woods show mosaics and transitions to other types, including more acidic beech woodland and oak Quercus and ash Fraxinus excelsior woodland. Characteristic and notable species in the ground flora include ramsons Allium ursinum, sanicle Sanicula europaea, birdís-nest orchid Neottia nidus-avis and yellow birdís-nest Monotropa hypopitys.

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

9180 Tilio-Acerion forests of slopes, screes and ravines  * Priority feature

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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