EUNIS habitat classification 2012 > X - Habitat complexes > X09 - Pasture woods (with a tree layer overlying pasture)

Pasture woods (with a tree layer overlying pasture)

English name: Pasture woods (with a tree layer overlying pasture)

Description (English)

Pasture woods are the products of historic land management systems, and represent a vegetation structure rather than being a particular plant community. Typically this structure consists of large, open-grown or high forest trees (often pollards) at various densities, in a matrix of grazed grassland, heathland and/or woodland floras. This habitat is most common in southern Britain, but scattered examples occur throughout the UK. Outgrown wood-pasture and mature high forest remnants occur in northern and central Europe, but the number and continuity of ancient (veteran) trees with their associated distinctive saproxylic (wood-eating) fauna and epiphytic flora are more abundant in Britain than elsewhere. Component habitat types include beech and yew woodland (G1.6 and G3.97), heathland (F4) and dry acid grassland (E1.7). A range of native species usually predominates amongst the old trees but there may be non-native species which have been planted or regenerated naturally.

Source:
EUNIS habitat classification
Interpretation Manual of the habitats targeted by Resolution No. 4

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code X09
Bern Convention Resolution 4 habitat type (used for designation of Emerald sites)
Relation to Annex I habitat types (EU Habitats Directive)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Not available

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
CORINE Land Cover 2.3.1. Pastures not defined
Phase 1 habitat classification (UK) 1993 A33 Parkland and scattered trees: mixed overlap
Phase 1 habitat classification (UK) 1993 A31 Parkland and scattered trees: broadleaved overlap
Phase 1 habitat classification (UK) 1993 A32 Parkland and scattered trees: coniferous overlap
Phase 1 habitat classification (UK) 1993 A3 Parkland and scattered trees overlap
Biodiversity Action Plan Priority Habitats (UK) 5 Lowland wood-pastures and parkland wider
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 X COMPLEXE n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 X09 Pasture woods (with a tree layer overlying pasture) same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 X09 Pasture woods (with a tree layer overlying pasture) same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 X09 Pasture woods (with a tree layer overlying pasture) same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 X09 Pasture woods (with a tree layer overlying pasture) same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 X10 Pasture woods (with a tree layer overlying pasture) same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 X17 Pasture woods (with a tree layer overlying pasture) same
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