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Special Areas of Conservation

Glenartney Juniper Wood

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country Scotland
Unitary Authority Eastern Scotland
Centroid* NN763179
Latitude 56.3375
Longitude -4.001388889
SAC EU Code UK0030156
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 101.45
* 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 Glenartney Juniper Wood SAC

General site character

  • Bogs, Marshes, Water fringed vegetation, Fens (35.6%)
  • Heath, Scrub, Maquis and Garrigue, Phygrana (13.5%)
  • Dry grassland, Steppes (0.8%)
  • Humid grassland, Mesophile grassland (19.1%)
  • Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (1.6%)
  • Coniferous woodland (27.8%)
  • Inland rocks, Screes, Sands, Permanent Snow and ice (1.6%)

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

  • Glenartney holds the largest extent of Juniperus communis formations in Tayside at the southern edge of the Scottish Highlands. The juniper occurs widely at moderate altitude within a wide range of habitat mosaics, including acidic heaths, rush-pasture, bracken Pteridium aquilinum and grasslands, and is regenerating well. The NVC type is W19 Juniperus communisOxalis acetosella 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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