Wood-Pasture & Parkland (pdf full description)
Approximate extent - 588 ha
Distribution – Mainly in the Dark Peak
Opportunities and Threats
Extent - Generally small sites with the exception of Chatsworth Park.
Condition – Generally in good condition, however, scope to enhance longevity of the habitat by appropriate new planting, and sensitive deadwood management.
Connectivity - Reasonably good connectivity with other woodland. Isolated veteran trees in the landscape have poor connectivity except where they form part of a hedgerow.
Climate change risks – Some risk to mature trees through increased storm frequency.
The importance of Britain for this habitat means that it is
Medium priority to:
- Enhance sites in poorer condition
- Expand existing sites
- Identify, safeguard and enhance areas of importance for isolated veteran trees