Galloway Oakwoods

Site details

UK map showing location of Galloway Oakwoods Special Area of Conservation/Site of Community Importance.
Location of Galloway Oakwoods SAC/SCI/cSAC
 

Note:

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 oakwoods is the only site within the SAC series representing the South-west Lowlands of Scotland Atlantic Bryophyte zone. The individual sites are small and dispersed, but are regionally important due to the highly fragmented nature of remnant semi-natural woodland in south-west Scotland. The complex contains good examples of old sessile oak woods, some of which have been coppiced in the past, with a notable oceanic bryophyte flora, including some species rare in south-west Scotland. They typically have rich assemblages of Atlantic mosses and liverworts, lichen communities and ferns, such as hard fern Blechnum spicant. Holly Ilex aquifolium is common in the understorey.

Annex I habitats present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for selection of this site

Not applicable.

Annex II species that are a primary reason for selection of this site

Not applicable.

Annex II species present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for site selection

Not applicable.


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