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Forest of Dean, Speech House oaks


Location: Gloucestershire

Region: South West

Grid Ref: SO61

Owner / Manager: Crown Estate and Forest Enterprise

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This grazed, medieval forest with oak pollards was notified as a Site of Special Scientific Interest, in part for being the richest known site for epiphytic flora in the area. It contains a number of uncommon lichens and bryophytes.

The old trees are also favoured by hole-nesting birds such as the redstart.

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