NatureScot Commissioned Report 678: Montane scrub site characterization
Montane scrub is made up of three types of vegetation in Scotland: dwarf birch scrub, alpine willow scrub, and alpine juniper scrub. These are all uncommon and considered to be under threat. This report, based on field survey, identifies the characteristics of sites in which montane scrub species are found in Scotland and provides information about populations of these species. It analyses relationships between environmental conditions and plant condition, and highlights aspects of site characteristics that can be used to help guide management of montane scrub.
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