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Habitat Atlas - Coniferous Woodland

Coniferous Woodland



  • BAP Broad habitat category Coniferous woodland

Total Area in County


Coniferous woodland is scattered across the county as small plantations, but there are several significant areas dominated by conifers:

  • Cannock Chase - there has been a long history of planting conifers on the heathlands in the Cannock area, now carried out in a more ecologically sympathetic manner than historically
  • Swynnerton Old Park south-east of Stoke.
  • Burnt Wood near the Shropshire boundary
  • Bagot Forest in East Staffordshire

There are significant conifer plantations in the Peak District, but these have not been mapped by SER/SWT yet, hence their omission on this map.



  1. This figure is based upon the SWT/SER habitat mapping which presently only covers 50% of the county so the figure is likely to be an under estimate, particularly for poor habitats, i.e. those not contained within Local Wildlife Sites

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