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Special Areas of Conservation

Dinnet Oakwood

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country Scotland
Unitary Authority North Eastern Scotland
Centroid* NO464979
Latitude 57.06944444
Longitude -2.883333333
SAC EU Code UK0030134
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 19.63
* 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 Dinnet Oakwood SAC

General site character

  • Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (100%)

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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

  • Dinnet Oakwood is one of two sites representing the Eastern Highlands Atlantic Bryophyte zone. There are few examples of oak woodland in north-east Scotland as the habitat is more fragmented than in the west, and although Dinnet Oakwood is relatively small, it contains regionally important stands of old sessile oak wood. Partly, or even wholly, the product of plantings in the early 19th century, Dinnet Oakwood retains the character of a relatively undisturbed semi-natural northern oakwood. Ground flora characteristic of the habitat occurs, with northern species such as intermediate wintergreen Pyrola media and chickweed wintergreen Trientalis europaea. Stone bramble Rubus saxatilis and wood cow-wheat Melampyrum sylvaticum also occur. The fungus flora of the wood is of national importance and contains several rare species dependent on oak and charcoal.

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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