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Old acidophilous oak woods with Quercus robur on sandy plains

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.

Natura 2000-Code

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.


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

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