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Special Areas of Conservation

Tynron Juniper Wood

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country Scotland
Unitary Authority South Western Scotland
Centroid* NX827926
Latitude 55.21388889
Longitude -3.843055556
SAC EU Code UK0030294
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 6.54
* 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 Tynron Juniper Wood SAC

General site character

  • Heath, Scrub, Maquis and Garrigue, Phygrana (85%)
  • Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (15%)

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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

  • Tynron is the only site representing Juniperus communis formations in the Southern Uplands. The juniper occurs at low altitude and is associated with dry, acid grassland, W25 Pteridium aquilinumRubus fruticosus underscrub and, where the juniper casts a dense shade, a moss-dominated ground layer. Much of the juniper scrub is tall and dense, with both narrow and columnar and broad and spreading growth forms of juniper occurring. Juniper is also present in the understorey of a small area of broad-leaved 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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