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Registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation Number 1155775
SWAAG Honorary President:
Tim Laurie FSA

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 284
 Date Entered 20/10/2011
 Updated on 22/08/2012
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Tree Site Record
 Record Type Botanical HER
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 15/09/2010
 Location Great Ash Gill, Lower Falls.
 Civil Parish Muker
 Brit. National Grid NY 869 010
 Altitude 390m
 Geology Namurian sandstones and shales with local enrichment from tufa forming springs.
 Record Name  MUK113 Great Ash Gill, Lower Falls. Aspen clones.
 Record Description Steep ravine below intake wall at NY86850079, 400m. Type Site B (for woodland vegetation on Namurian Srata above the top of the Main Limestone with local enrichment from Tufa forming Springs). with Aspen clones. Juniper (isolated bush), Birch, Rowan, Sallow, Dog rose. Rarities include: Gymnocarpium dryopteris – Oak Fern Rubus saxatilis¬, Stone Bramble.
 Dimensions N/A
 Geographical area Upper Swaledale
 Additional Notes Aspen groves like this are almost certainly cloned colonies. Reproduction is by root suckers or ramets. Areas accessible to rabbits or sheep show few young ramets. Individual trees are not of great age, however the colony could live indefinitely unless prevented from regenerating by rabbit damage or over grazing.
 Image 1 ID 1077         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Great Ash Gill from Cotterby Scar
 Image 2 ID 1078         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Recording in Great Ash Gill
 Image 3 ID 1079         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Aspens in Great Ash Gill
 Image 4 ID 1080         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description Aspens in Great Ash Gill
 Image 5 ID 1081         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description Aspens in Great Ash Gill
 Image 6 ID 1083         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description Mrs Jocelyn Campbell in Great Ash Gill
 Image 7 ID 1084         Click image to enlarge
 Image 7 Description Aspen clones.
 Image 8 ID 1085         Click image to enlarge
 Image 8 Description Aspen. Detail with lichen.
 Image 9 ID 1086         Click image to enlarge
 Image 9 Description Aspen. Detail with lichen.
 Image 11 ID 1229         Click image to enlarge
 Image 11 Description Isolated juniper above tufa spring with downy birch at top of ravine.
 Image 12 ID 1230         Click image to enlarge
 Image 12 Description Juniper
 Image 13 ID 1231         Click image to enlarge
 Image 13 Description Juniper
 Image 14 ID 1232         Click image to enlarge
 Image 14 Description Juniper
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