Coed y Cerrig
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|
|Coed y Cerrig is a good example of alluvial forest in southern Wales. The valley-bottom woodland has a canopy dominated by alder Alnus glutinosa with ash Fraxinus excelsior, and a rich understorey that includes guelder-rose Viburnum opulus and bird cherry Prunus padus. The ground flora is characterised by abundant large sedges Carex spp., and a wide diversity of wet woodland species. The woodland is continuous with diverse ash-elm Fraxinus-Ulmus and oak Quercus spp. woodland on the valley sides.|
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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