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Dixton Wood

Site Details

Country England
Unitary Authority Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area
Centroid* SO979313
Latitude 51.97972222
Longitude -2.030555556
SAC EU Code UK0030135
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation
Area (ha) 13.02

* 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 Dixton Wood SAC

General Site Character

Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (100%)

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

Not Applicable

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

1079 Violet click beetle Limoniscus violaceus

Violet click beetle Limoniscus violaceus was discovered at Dixton Wood in 1998 and it has been found at the site on a single occasion subsequently. It is a small site with large number of ancient ash Fraxinus excelsior pollards, and supports a rich fauna of scarce invertebrate species associated with decaying timber on ancient trees.

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

Not Applicable

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