3.1.5 Scrub
Total area in Lincolnshire: unknown
Total known area within Critical Natural Asset & Basic Natural Stock Sites (approx.): 22ha in 5 sites.

Scrub is present on many sites in the City, usually as part of a matrix with other habitats. Hawthorn scrub covers a substantial amount of West Cliff including sites such as Old Quarry and Hobbler's Hole on the Lincoln Edge and forms a large but controlled part of the higher slopes of South Common. Elsewhere it forms long linear lengths along watercourses and railways such as Pyewipe to West Holmes Junction and the Witham Leas.