Loch Lomond Woods

Site details

UK map showing location of Loch Lomond Woods Special Area of Conservation/Site of Community Importance.
Location of Loch Lomond 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

91A0 Old sessile oak woods with Ilex and Blechnum in the British Isles
Loch Lomond Woods is one of three sites representing old sessile oak woods in the most bryophyte-rich zone in the UK, the south-west Highlands zone. This extensive block of woodland in western Scotland comprises a mosaic of woodland types, including ash Fraxinus excelsior, elm Ulmus spp. and alder Alnus glutinosa woodland, which adds to the ecological variation of the site. Pedunculate oak Quercus robur, rather than sessile oak Quercus petraea, is locally abundant, and the oak stands intergrade in places with ash-elm stands, and with alder at flushed sites by the loch. The stands on the islands include areas that have been less subject to grazing than many other examples of this type of woodland.

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

1355 Otter  Lutra lutra

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