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Special Areas of Conservation

Upper Strathearn Oakwoods

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country Scotland
Unitary Authority Eastern Scotland
Centroid* NN847184
Latitude 56.34388889
Longitude -3.865
SAC EU Code UK0030125
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 154.82
* This is the approximate central point of the SAC. In the case of large, linear or composite sites, this may not represent the location where a feature occurs within the SAC.
Location of Upper Strathearn Oakwoods SAC

General site character

  • Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (99%)
  • Inland rocks, Screes, Sands, Permanent Snow and ice (1%)

Download the Natura 2000 standard data form for this site as submitted to Europe (PDF <100kb)

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

  • This complex of sites in Central Scotland contains examples of old sessile oak woods towards the eastern end of the habitat’s 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

  • 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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