Upper Strathearn Oakwoods
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 sites in Central Scotland contains examples of old sessile oak woods towards the eastern end of the habitatís range within Scotland. It is one of two sites within the series representing the Eastern Highlands Atlantic Bryophyte zone. The complex includes one of the most extensive deciduous woodlands in Tayside, which was formerly managed for coppice wood production and is now comprised largely of non-singled stems which give a good structural diversity. Several sub-oceanic epiphytic bryophytes occur, and one of the woods is of national importance for its lichen flora with an outstandingly high number of epiphytic species including many characteristic of old 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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