SSSI Guidelines - Chapter 2a - Woodlands, Wood Pasture and Parkland, and Veteran Trees 2018
Terrestrial JNCC Publications UK Biodiversity Habitats Habitats Directive UK Habitats and Species Woodland Wildlife & Countryside Act
Guidelines for the Selection of biological SSSIs
Part 2: Detailed guidelines for habitats and species groups
The statutory nature conservation agencies have a duty under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, as amended, to notify any area of land which in their opinion is 'of special interest by reason of any of its flora, fauna, or geological or physiographical features'. Such areas are known as Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs).
This Chapter covers a range of woodland habitat types, such as wood pastures, parkland and also veteran trees. These guidelines provide the basis for selection of SSSIs for these woodland habitat features.
Resource type Publication
Topic category Environment
Reference date 2018··
Latham, J, Hall, J, Holl, K, Perry, S, Goldberg, E. 2018 Guidelines for the Selection of Biological SSSIs. Part 2: Detailed Guidelines for Habitats and Species Groups. Chapter 2a Woodlands, Wood Pasture and Parkland, and Veteran Trees. JNCC, Peterborough.
This chapter updates and replaces the previous Woodland SSSI Selection Guidelines chapter (Nature Conservancy Council 1989).
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC publisher
Limitations on public access None
Use constraints None
Metadata date 2019·06·25
Metadata point of contact
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC