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|
|This site is one of the largest oak woodland sites in north-east Scotland, and is important within the SAC series as it represents the more continental end of the habitat range. The wood is outstanding for its lichen flora, with species characteristic of relatively dry ‘continental’ climatic conditions. The ground flora is also characteristic of more continental stands, dominated largely by great wood-rush Luzula sylvatica and heather Calluna vulgaris.|
Annex I habitats present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for selection of this site
Annex II species that are a primary reason for selection of this site
Annex II species present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for site selection
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