Habitat Annex I Directive hierarchical view > FORESTS > Forests of Temperate Europe > Medio-European subalpine beech woods with Acer and Rumex arifolius

Medio-European subalpine beech woods with Acer and Rumex arifolius

Description (English)

Fagus sylvatica woods usually composed of low, low-branching trees, with much sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus), situated near the tree limit, mostly in low mountains with oceanic climate of Western Europe and of central and northern Central Europe. The herb layer is similar to that of the forests of 9130 or locally of 9110 and contains elements of the adjacent open grasslands.

Source: Interpretation Manual of European Union Habitats, version EUR 28 (2013)

Quick facts

EU Habitats Directive Annex I habitat type (code 9140)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Alpine - Poor
Continental - Poor
Mediterranean - Poor
Habitat type Not priority
Natura 2000 sites 180 are designated for this habitat type


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Conservation status

EU conservation status

Conservation status assesses every six years and for each biogeographical region the condition of habitats and species compared to the favourable status as described in the Habitats Directive. The map shows the 2013-2018 assessments as reported by EU Member State. Assessments are further detailed in the summary document available behind the link below.

Good: A habitat is in a situation where it is prospering and with good prospects to do so in the future as well
Poor: A habitat is in a situation where a change in management or policy is required to return the habitat to favourable status but there is no danger of disappearance in the foreseeable future
Bad: A habitat is in serious danger of disappearing (at least regionally)
Unknown: The information available for the habitat type is scarce and does not allow a proper assessment of its conservation status
Full table details

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Acer pseudoplatanus
Flowering Plants Fagus sylvatica
Flowering Plants Rumex arifolius
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Acer pseudoplatanus Flowering Plants
Fagus sylvatica Flowering Plants
Rumex arifolius Flowering Plants

Natura 2000 sites

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