Tynron Juniper Wood
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
|5130 Juniperus communis formations on heaths or calcareous grasslands|
|Tynron is the only site representing Juniperus communis formations in the Southern Uplands. The juniper occurs at low altitude and is associated with dry, acid grassland, W25 Pteridium aquilinum – Rubus fruticosus underscrub and, where the juniper casts a dense shade, a moss-dominated ground layer. Much of the juniper scrub is tall and dense, with both narrow and columnar and broad and spreading growth forms of juniper occurring. Juniper is also present in the understorey of a small area of broad-leaved woodland.|
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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