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 complex of ancient, semi-natural woodland sites is one of the largest and most diverse in central Scotland, and represents old sessile oak woods within the South-west Highlands Atlantic bryophyte zone. The woodland is largely dominated by sessile oak Quercus petraea with downy birch Betula pubescens on acid soils. Within localised pockets, nutrient enrichment occurs, giving rise to ash Fraxinus excelsior, and where groundwater flushing occurs alder Alnus glutinosa dominates with ash and hazel Corylus avellana. The islands within Loch Katrine support ungrazed tree and shrub communities including juniper Juniperus communis. The ground flora of both sites in the complex is rich and the complex is notable for the presence of Bazzania trilobata, a liverwort typical of more western oceanic oakwoods.|
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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