Condition of SSSI units

Compiled: 01 Apr 2014

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Condition of SSSI units

Team - North East - SSSI name - Baldersdale Woodlands - Staff member responsible for site - Claire Furness
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Staff member responsible for unit

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Latest assessment date

Assessment description

Condition assessment comment

Reason for adverse condition

North East  Durham  Teesdale  Broadleaved, mixed and yew woodland - upland  Claire Furness  1009634  5.81  28 Sep 2009  Favourable  This is a good example of native woodland with a canopy of predominantly oak and ash and a well developed shrub layer mainly comprising hazel. The overall canopy exceeds 60%, though some areas are more open than this allowing hazel and other shrubs to become dominant. There is a small amount of mature sycamore with associated regeneration which is being controlled by the woodland owner. Livestock are excluded though the existing fence is deteriorating and will need replacement in the medium term.   
North East  Durham  Teesdale  Broadleaved, mixed and yew woodland - upland  Claire Furness  1009635  13.07  25 Sep 2009  Favourable  This is a good example of native woodland with a canopy of predominantly oak and ash and a well developed shrub layer mainly comprising hazel. Natural regeneration of native trees and shrubs is present throughout, though regeneration of the main canopy species is limited to a few small areas. There is a small amount of mature sycamore with associated regeneration.    
North East  Durham  Teesdale  Broadleaved, mixed and yew woodland - upland  Claire Furness  1009636  2.15  25 Sep 2009  Unfavourable recovering  Predominantly oak woodland with a limited native shrub understorey. Open area on the northern edge is gradually regenerating with birch. There is some livestock access which is limiting natural regeneration.   
Report completed.