Maes-yr-Uchaf Wood facts for kids
|Site of Special Scientific Interest|
|Area of Search||Monmouthshire|
|Area||2.5 hectares (0.0250 km2; 0.00965 sq mi)|
The 2.5-hectare (6.2-acre) SSSI, notified in 1981, is located within the community of Mitchel Troy, 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) south-west of the town of Monmouth.
The wood is in private ownership and is not open to the public.
Wildlife and ecology
As with other woodland in the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Maes-yr-Uchaf Wood contains many local rare tree species. Maes-yr-Uchaf Wood has an unusual amalgamation of tree species present for Monmouthshire, with ash (Fraxinus excelsior), black alder (Alnus glutinosa) and field maple (Acer campestre) the dominant species.
Other plant life found in the woodland are dog's mercury (Mercurialis perennis), herb paris (Paris quadrifolia) and wood-sorrel (Oxalis acetosella).
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