Craigandro Wood - Renton Woods | Woodlands | G82 4NZ
How to identify a Woodland? A woodland is a habitat where trees are the dominant plant form. The individual tree canopies usually overlap and interconnect, often forming a continuous canopy which shades the ground to varying degrees. However, woodlands are not just trees, depending on how much light reaches the ground through the tree canopy, there will be a vast variety of other plants. These plants include mosses, ferns, and lichens as well as small flowering herbs, grasses and shrubs. The different types of plants will encourage different types of animals ranging from herbivores to carnivores. The rotting wood and decaying leaf litter offer an alternative food source for a large variety of invertebrates and the quantity of dead organic material provide the ideal habitat for fungi and bacteria to flourish. Craigandro Wood - Renton Woods is only one of the many woodlands that can be found in West Dunbartonshire.
Located along the A82 and rail line, is a small mature wood, without a lot of diversity.
Old Oak and Sycamore trees leaving a dense canopy.
Ground flora that is shaded out by the Larger trees creating a canopy.
Offers a low diversity as it's pinned between the busy A82 and rail line.