Mound Alderwoods

Site details

UK map showing location of Mound Alderwoods Special Area of Conservation/Site of Community Importance.
Location of Mound Alderwoods 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

91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae)  * Priority feature
Mound Alderwoods in north-east Scotland is the most northerly site selected and is the largest estuarine alder Alnus glutinosa wood in Britain. It provides examples of successional stages from estuarine mud to dense woodland and is representative of the more stable form of the habitat. A few dry ridges have an open growth of Scots pine Pinus sylvestris with a dry ground flora beneath. The alderwoods have both dry and waterlogged areas. In the former, characteristic plants include remote sedge Carex remota, Yorkshire fog Holcus lanatus and tufted hair-grass Deschampsia cespitosa. The swamp areas are generally richer and include species such as fen ragwort Senecio paludosus, marsh pennywort Hydrocotyle vulgaris, marsh bedstraw Galium palustre and meadowsweet Filipendula ulmaria.

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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