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Bundesamt für Naturschutz

* Bog Woodland

Coniferous and broad-leaved forests on a humid to wet peaty substrate, generally with Sphagnum spp. and dwarf vegetation, oligotrophic environments and a high water table.

Birch bog woodland in some cases with transitions to birch swamp forest, spruce and mugo pine (Pinus mugo mugo) bog woodland, scots pine bog woodland and mountain pine (Pinus mugo uncinata) bog woodland.

Natura 2000-Code

Notes on habitat mapping

Preconditions for assignment to this habitat type are oligotrophic nutrient conditions and a high water table. The habitat must qualify as forest. Vegetation or scattered tree groupings etc., e.g. bog areas with single trees, come under habitat types 7120 and 7140. Alder swamp woods are excluded. Occurrences on mineral soil and degraded raised bogs stripped of peat are likewise excluded.


Alder swamp woods and alder bog woodland are still not listed in the Habitats Directive and must be added to Annex I in future.

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