Alyn Valley Woods/ Coedwigoedd Dyffryn Alun
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
|9180 Tilio-Acerion forests of slopes, screes and ravines * Priority feature|
|Alyn Valley Woods holds one of the largest continuous areas of Tilio-Acerion forest in Wales, and is one of three sites selected to represent the geographic range and variation of the habitat on the Carboniferous limestone of north Wales. The canopy is predominantly of ash Fraxinus excelsior and sycamore Acer pseudoplatanus, with an understorey and ground flora typical of Tilio-Acerion in the UK. Rare or distinctive species include herb Paris Paris quadrifolia, stinking hellebore Helleborus foetidus, green-flowered helleborine Epipactis phyllanthes, toothwort Lathraea squamaria and spurge laurel Daphne laureola. The site also holds the regionís largest population of wayfaring tree Viburnum lantana.|
Annex I habitats present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for selection of this site
|6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies: on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia)|
|91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) * Priority feature|
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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