German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN)


Old acidophilous oak woods with Quercus robur on sandy plains

NATURA 2000 Code: 9190


Near-natural birch-oak woodlands (Betulo-Quercetum roboris) and mixed beech-oak woodlands over sand (e.g. on old moraines, inland dunes, old pleistocene sands) in the northern German lowlands. The tree layer usually contains hardly any beech; on dry, very poor sands, but also on damp sites with Molinia caerulea.

Notes on habitat mapping:

Woodlands with dominant oak. This type is distinguished from  Luzulo-Fagetum beech forests (9110) of the Fago-Quercetum by its lack of or low admixture of beech in the canopy. The mixed stands of Q. robur with Q. petraea in the north-east German lowlands should be considered under this type.

Additional notes:

Proposal for amendment of Annex I: The entire Quercion-robori-petraeae, considering the definitions of 'near-natural' forests, should be included.

Last Change: 16/01/2012