South Dorset Coast SSSI - TYNEHAM WOODS (023)
Staff member responsible: MATTHEW LOW
Unit Id: 1005479
Unit area (ha): 30.7806
Unit Status: Live Gridref: SY 886 800
Main habitat: BROADLEAVED, MIXED AND YEW WOODLAND - Lowland
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Condition and Comments (click for history): Favourable Assessed by: JONATHAN COX
Last assessed: 21/03/2010 Last assessment field visit: 21/03/2010
ISA Survey: View Surveys
Last CSM assessment: 21/03/2010
Estimated year unit will go Favourable: Confidence in estimate:
Comment: A good range of trees species and tree ages present, including some veterans. Exotics such as Beech and Sycamore are important for lichens, but should be kept at low levels within the core ancient woodland area. Fallen and standing dead wood both present throughout the wood. Lobaria pulmonaria is still present and most of the key lichens were refound, and several new rare and scarce species were found. Deer pressure is high, but this is positive in keeping the amount of Ivy and Bramble on and around the trees trunks very low. On the negative side there is considerable damage to the younger trees. MoD has been significantly reducing the numbers of deer in the Tyneham Valley as whole over the last few months. There is a little Rhododendron on the northern boundary of the unit which ideally should be cleared. The `cages? that were put around trees supporting Lobaria should be removed as these are encouraging Ivy.
Number of adverse condition reasons: 0
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