Coille Mhor

Site details

UK map showing location of Coille Mhor Special Area of Conservation/Site of Community Importance.
Location of Coille Mhor 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
Coille Mhór is an example of old sessile oak woods in north-west Scotland. Within the woodland, oak dominates the lower, more southerly-facing slopes of the site with birch stands on the higher ground and on steep screes and crags. Ash, rowan, alder, willows and hazel are also present. Many of the oaks on this site are veterans which are now growing within an infilled wood-pasture which is regenerating as woodland. The mature woodland is lichen-rich with six rarities and some species are at their northernmost limit.

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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