Wet Woodland (definition)

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Wet Woodland Habitat Definition

Wet woodland occurs on poorly drained or seasonally wet soils, usually with alder, birch and willows as the predominant tree species. It is found on floodplains, as successional habitat on fens and bogs, along streams and hill-side flushes, and in peaty hollows. In terms of the National Vegetation Classification it includes a wide range of communities from W1 to W8.

Identification & Mapping

For the purposes of mapping, parcels meeting the above description should be mapped as Wet Woodland in addition to either Other Broadleaf Woodland or Ancient Semi-Natural Woodland.

Condition Assessment

No condition assessment has been defined for this habitat