Old acidophilous oak woods with Quercus robur on sandy plains
Pal. 41.51 - Acidophilous forests of the Baltic-North Sea plain, composed of Quercus robur, Betula pendula and Betula pubescens, often mixed with Sorbus aucuparia and Populus tremula, on very oligotrophic, often sandy (or moraine) and podsolised or hydromorphic soils; the bush layer, poorly developed, includes Frangula alnus; the herb layer is formed by Deschampsia flexuosa and other grasses and herbs of acid soils (sometimes includes Molinia caerulea), and is often invaded by bracken. Forests of this type often prevail in the northern European plain and occupy more limited edaphic enclaves. Syntaxa: Querco-Betuletum, Molino-Quercetum, Trientalo-Quercetim roboris.
Pal. 41.54 - Forests of Quercus robur and, sporadically Quercus pyrenaica or hybrids, on podsols, with a herb layer formed by the group of Deschampsia flexuosa, with Molinia caerulea and Peucedanum gallicum. Syntaxa: Peucedano-Quercetum roboris.
|EU Habitats Directive||Annex I habitat type (code 9190)|
|EU conservation status by biogeographical region||Atlantic - Bad|
|Boreal - Poor|
|Continental - Bad|
|Pannonian - Bad|
|Habitat type||Not priority|
|Natura 2000 sites||1293 are designated for this habitat type|
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.
Species mentioned in habitat description
|Species scientific name||English common name||Species group|
|Betula pendula||Flowering Plants|
|Betula pubescens||Flowering Plants|
|Deschampsia flexuosa||Flowering Plants|
|Frangula alnus||Flowering Plants|
|Molinia caerulea||Flowering Plants|
|Peucedanum gallicum||Flowering Plants|
|Populus tremula||Flowering Plants|
|Quercus pyrenaica||Flowering Plants|
|Quercus robur||Flowering Plants|
|Sorbus aucuparia||Flowering Plants|