Upper Nithsdale Woods

Location:Scotland, United Kingdom
Area:243 acres (98 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data
Köppen climate classification:Cfb (Climate: warm temperate; Precipitation: fully humid; Temperature: warm summer)
Natura 2000 Data Sheet:View Data Sheet  Explanatory notes

Ecoregions

Celtic broadleaf forests

Soils

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Protected Area Boundary
 A
  
Share50 %20 %20 %10 %
Soil TypeDystric CambisolsGleyic CambisolsDystric GleysolsHaplic Podzols
Topsoil TextureMediumMediumMediumCoarse
Reference Depth100 cm100 cm100 cm100 cm
DrainageModerately wellPoorPoorSomewhat excessive
Available Water Capacity150 m100 m75 m100 m
Root ObstacleNone to 80 cmNone to 80 cmNone to 80 cmNone to 80 cm
Impermeable LayerNone to 150 cm40 - 80 cm0 - 40 cmNone to 150 cm
Soil Water RegimeNot wet within 80 cm for over 3 months, nor wet within 40 cm for over 1 monthWet within 80 cm for 3 to 6 months, but not wet within 40 cm for over 1 monthWet within 80 cm over 6 months, but not wet within 40 cm for over 11 monthNot wet within 80 cm for over 3 months, nor wet within 40 cm for over 1 month
Topsoil Properties
Gravel10 %4 %2 %3 %
Sand42 %45 %40 %87 %
Silt38 %36 %39 %9 %
Clay20 %19 %21 %4 %
USDA TextureLoamLoamLoamLoamy sand
Reference Bulk Density1.41 g/cm³1.42 g/cm³1.4 g/cm³1.73 g/cm³
Bulk Density1.3 g/cm³1.41 g/cm³1.3 g/cm³1.4 g/cm³
Organic Carbon1.45 %1 %1.17 %2.18 %
PH5.16.45.14.4
Clay Cation Exchange Capacity32 cmol kg⁻¹38 cmol kg⁻¹25 cmol kg⁻¹101 cmol kg⁻¹
Soil Cation Exchange Capacity12 cmol kg⁻¹9 cmol kg⁻¹11 cmol kg⁻¹9 cmol kg⁻¹
Base Saturation38 %85 %47 %11 %
Total Exchangeable Bases4.3 cmol kg⁻¹8.2 cmol kg⁻¹5.5 cmol kg⁻¹2.6 cmol kg⁻¹
Calcium Carbonate0 %0 %0 %0 %
Calcium Sulphate0 %0 %0 %0 %
Exchangeable Sodium2 %2 %1 %1 %
Electrical Conductivity0.1 dS m-10.1 dS m-10.1 dS m-10.1 dS m-1
Subsoil Properties
Gravel19 %18 %6 %4 %
Sand45 %39 %41 %88 %
Silt35 %34 %34 %8 %
Clay20 %27 %25 %4 %
USDA TextureLoamClay loamLoamSand
Reference Bulk Density1.42 g/cm³1.36 g/cm³1.38 g/cm³1.74 g/cm³
Bulk Density1.36 g/cm³1.6 g/cm³1.36 g/cm³1.51 g/cm³
Organic Carbon0.5 %0.47 %0.4 %0.39 %
PH5.26.75.35
Clay Cation Exchange Capacity35 cmol kg⁻¹37 cmol kg⁻¹29 cmol kg⁻¹66 cmol kg⁻¹
Soil Cation Exchange Capacity9 cmol kg⁻¹11 cmol kg⁻¹10 cmol kg⁻¹2 cmol kg⁻¹
Base Saturation33 %88 %47 %21 %
Total Exchangeable Bases2.6 cmol kg⁻¹11.3 cmol kg⁻¹6.1 cmol kg⁻¹1.5 cmol kg⁻¹
Calcium Carbonate0 %0.1 %0 %0 %
Calcium Sulphate0 %0 %0 %0 %
Exchangeable Sodium2 %2 %1 %3 %
Electrical Conductivity0.1 dS m-10.1 dS m-10.1 dS m-10.1 dS m-1
Soil data provided by FAO/IIASA/ISRIC/ISSCAS/JRC, 2012. Harmonized World Soil Database (version 1.2). FAO, Rome, Italy and IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria.
Köppen climate classification provided by Kottek, M., J. Grieser, C. Beck, B. Rudolf, and F. Rubel, 2006: World Map of Köppen-Geiger Climate Classification updated. Meteorol. Z., 15, 259-263