Dwarf Shrub Heath

Dwarf Shrub Heath -

When man began clearing forest areas during the Bronze Age, his activities and those of his livestock led to the propagation of low-growing shrubs. Heather and gorse are two of the better-known species associated with dwarf shrub heath.

There are only a few sites of dwarf shrub heath scattered across Kent, totalling just 53 hectares (KHS2003) - less than 77 football pitches.

Download the habitat fact sheet to find out more or view specific conservation objectives for the associated UK BAP priority habitat of Kent.

Link: UK BAP Conservation Statement

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Associated Action Plan

Lowland Heath