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Viewing website implies consent to set cookies on your computer. Full details Swaledale and Arkengarthdale Archaeology Group
Registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation Number 1155775
SWAAG Honorary President:
Tim Laurie FSA

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 299
 Date Entered 02/11/2011
 Updated on 03/02/2012
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Tree/Shrub Record
 Record Type Botanical HER
 Site Access Public Footpath
 Record Date 11/04/2011
 Location Lartington CP Deepdale Beck below Crag Bridge.
 Civil Parish Not known
 Brit. National Grid NY 9965 1535
 Altitude 250m
 Record Name Deepdale Beck. Alder.
 Record Description Very large streamside alder representative of the many but reducing number of these fine trees which protect the riverbanks from the increasing number of 'once in a hundred year' floods. Every year a number of these irreplaceable-in-our-lifetime trees are lost due mainly to lack of fenced river banks and loss of the other bank binding willows and other trees.
 Dimensions See photos
 Geographical area Stainmore
 Species Alder
 Scientific Name Alnus glutinosa
 Tree and / or Stem Girth See photos
 Tree: Position / Form / Status Pollard
 Tree Site ID 298
 Additional Notes This alder has been pollarded, ie the ongrowth branchs have been cropped at intervals of 40-60 years. There would once have been very many similar trees as alder has many economic uses and alderwood makes charcoal best suited for gunpowder manufacture which was in much demand by lead miners and quarrying.
 Image 1 ID 594         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Lartington CP. Deepdale Beck. Alder pollard.
 Image 2 ID 1144         Click image to enlarge
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 Image 3 ID 1145         Click image to enlarge
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