At about 580 ha, this site is the largest of three Natura2000 sites neighbouring each other. About 400 hectares are old acidophilous oak woods on sandy plains. Typical of this site are the 120 – 150-year-old oak trees far apart from each other, which have their origin in historical coppicing.
In the oak woods, we also find huge and old copper beeches. These “mother beeches” are taller than the oak trees and testimony to an earlier use of the site as a wood pasture. We also find sparse pine woods , which once served to cover the demand for mine-grade timber.
The sparse, richly structured forest communities of various ages, old growths, deadwood und tree hollows are populated by a number of endangered species of birds like Oriolus oriolus, Pernis apivorus and Falco subbuteo.
If you want to visit Diersfordter Wald, the best thing to do is to park your car on the visitors car park at the L480 / B8 junction, from where a circular route of ca. 4km and also suitable for prams leads through oak woods and the deer enclosure. If you are lucky, you will also see wild boars and stags.
For further information, please consult the Natura2000-Document and the nature reserve Diersfordter Wald description.