ISA SURVEY DETAIL - The Hudnalls SSSI - HUDNALLS SOUTH (001)
SURVEY DETAILS:
Survey Date: 01/05/2014
Lead Surveyor HACKMAN, (PAUL)
Survey Type: ISA
Survey Status: The survey is now complete
Survey Comment:
ISAT Survey: ISA00003862 Plenty of mature trees, some large gaps, canopy cover 92%, NNR managed as minimum intervention so small % above target/acceptable as regen in gaps. Shrub cover layer variable. 3 age classes ...see Note for full Comment.
Action Questions
Amend FCT
  - False
Change SSSI unit boundary
  - False
Identify any condition threats and populate CMSi
  - True
Provide further advice
  - True
Renotify/denotify SSSI features
  - False
Report/follow up non-compliance
  - False
Management Questions

Survey Features

7023 : Lowland beech and yew woodland

Variable Measure Stop Readings Summary Target Pass/Fail
Appropriate variation in tree/bush size classes Yes or No True, True, True, True, True, True, True, True Y
Target: At least three age classes spread across the average life expectancy of the commonest trees depending on unit management
Cover of ground flora Percent cover 80
Target: 80% cover of ground flora referable to relevant NVC communities W8,W10,W12,W14,W16 depending on unit composition
Cover of non-native trees & scrub species Percent cover 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 5, 0, 0 0
Target: At least 95% of cover in any one layer of site-native or acceptable naturalised species. Sycamore & Laurel not acceptable
Extent of feature (AREAHEC) Area in hectares 29.41
Target: No loss of extent of feature
Presence of dead wood Yes or No False, True, True, True, True, True, True, True Y
Target: A minimum of 3 fallen lying trees >20 cm diameter per ha and 4 trees per ha allowed to die standing
Presence of saplings & young trees Yes or No False, False, False, True, False, True, False, False Y
Target: Signs of seedlings growing through to saplings to young trees at sufficient density to maintain canopy density over a 20 year period
Presence of tree planting Yes or No N
Target: No tree planting unless part of agreement
Presence/evidence of plant disease or dieback Yes or No N
Target: Less than 10% by number or area in a 5-year period
Tree canopy cover Percent 95, 100, 100, 80, 100, 80, 100, 100 92
Target: Canopy cover present over 30-90 % of stand area except in coppice stands where it should not exceed 30%
Understorey cover Percent cover 25, 20, 10, 50, 5, 60, 60, 20 44
Target: Understorey (2-5m) present over at least 20% of total stand area

5426 : H9130 Asperulo-Fagetum beech forests

Variable Measure Stop Readings Summary Target Pass/Fail
Appropriate variation in tree/bush size classes Yes or No True, True, True, True, True, True, True, True Y
Target: At least three age classes spread across the average life expectancy of the commonest trees depending on unit management
Cover of ground flora Percent cover 80
Target: 80% cover of ground flora referable to relevant NVC communities W8,W10,W12,W14,W16 depending on unit composition
Cover of non-native trees & scrub species Percent cover 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 5, 0, 0 0
Target: At least 95% of cover in any one layer of site-native or acceptable naturalised species. Sycamore & Laurel not acceptable
Extent of feature (AREAHEC) Area in hectares 29.41
Target: No loss of extent of feature
Presence of dead wood Yes or No False, True, True, True, True, True, True, True Y
Target: A minimum of 3 fallen lying trees >20 cm diameter per ha and 4 trees per ha allowed to die standing
Presence of saplings & young trees Yes or No False, False, False, True, False, True, False, False Y
Target: Signs of seedlings growing through to saplings to young trees at sufficient density to maintain canopy density over a 20 year period
Presence of tree planting Yes or No N
Target: No tree planting unless part of agreement
Presence/evidence of plant disease or dieback Yes or No N
Target: Less than 10% by number or area in a 5-year period
Tree canopy cover Percent 95, 100, 100, 80, 100, 80, 100, 100 92
Target: Canopy cover present over 30-90 % of stand area except in coppice stands where it should not exceed 30%
Understorey cover Percent cover 25, 20, 10, 50, 5, 60, 60, 20 44
Target: Understorey (2-5m) present over at least 20% of total stand area