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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 409
 Date Entered 30/12/2011
 Updated on 03/01/2012
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Tree Site Record
 Record Type Botanical HER
 Site Access Private
 Location Applegarth Scar from the western extremity at NZ11750162 to the fenced Plain, or glade, above West Applegarth Farm.
 Civil Parish Marske
 Brit. National Grid NZ 1175 0162
 Altitude 250m
 Geology Applegarth Scar(s) comprise two seperate cliffs (Scars) seperated by a sloping terrace. The Lower Scar is formed from The Main Limestone outcropping as a fine sheer well vegetated cliff with scree and vegetated talus slope below. The Upper Cliff and the sloping Terrace between these two cliffs,are formed from Richmond Chert Strata.
 Record Name Applegarth Scar, West. Limestone woodland on and below two cliffs. The lower and more prominent cliff formed by the Main Limestone, the Upper formed by Richmond Cherts.
 Record Description Limestone ashwood with yews dominant on the lower cliff and on the talus slopes below with a scattered population of large leafed limes, mainly large old coppiced trees, growing both on the face and top edge of the lower cliff formed by the Main Limestone. The woodland on the Lower Cliff will be described first, followed by the woodland on the Upper Scar and the terrace between the two Scars. Other tree species present here include: Ash, oak, wych elm, hazel, elder, bird cherry
 Dimensions The woodlands on Applegarth Scar West extend for a distance of approximately 800m in length
 Geographical area Lower Swaledale
 Species Large Leafed Lime
 Scientific Name Tilia platyphyllos
 Additional Notes These woodlands are Private, however they can be seen from the access road to West Applegarth Farm, which is also on the Coast to Coast Footpath. The writer is indebted to Mr Harker for access to this fine cliff and for permission to record the woodland and trees.
 Image 1 ID 1844         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Tilia platyphyllos (large leafed Lime) with aril of yew. Photograhed from the face of the Lower Cliff.
 Image 2 ID 1845         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Applegarth Scar. The western extremity, with yews, ash and oak (oak trees grow on the chert strata above the Main Limestone.
 Image 3 ID 1846         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Applegarth Scar West.
 Image 4 ID 1847         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description Applegarth Scar West. A large population of coppiced limes grow on the nab at the extreme right of this photo.
 Image 5 ID 1848         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description Applegarth Scar West. Large leafed lime on top edge and face of the Lower Cliff.
 Image 6 ID 1849         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description Applegarth Scar West.Large leafed lime, wind coppiced multistem tree on top edge of the |Lower Cliff.
 Image 7 ID 1850         Click image to enlarge
 Image 7 Description Yews on the talus slope below the cliff, lime trees with ash at the top of the lower cliff. Note the dead yews.
 Image 8 ID 1851         Click image to enlarge
 Image 8 Description Top edge of the Lower Cliff with dead yew.
 Image 9 ID 1852         Click image to enlarge
 Image 9 Description Dead yew at top of the cliff, detail.
 Image 10 ID 1854         Click image to enlarge
 Image 10 Description The face of the Lower Cliff with Holly.
 Image 11 ID 1855         Click image to enlarge
 Image 11 Description Applegarth Scar. View eastward to the Vale of Mowbray with oak at top edge of the Upper Scar.
 Image 12 ID 1856         Click image to enlarge
 Image 12 Description Applegarth Scar. View across Swaledale to Kirkgate Wood with oak, yew, ash etc
 Image 13 ID 1857         Click image to enlarge
 Image 13 Description Swaledale from Applegarth Scar with large leafed lime, yew and oak
 Image 14 ID 1858         Click image to enlarge
 Image 14 Description Swaledale from Applegarth Scar with large leafed lime, yew and oak
 Image 15 ID 1859         Click image to enlarge
 Image 15 Description Applegarth. The top edge of the Upper Scar with Sessile oak
 Image 16 ID 1862         Click image to enlarge
 Image 16 Description Applegarth Upper Scar. Sessile oak. The pedunculate oak not the sessile oak (Qu. petraea) is the oak most usually found in Swaledale.
 Image 17 ID 1860         Click image to enlarge
 Image 17 Description Yew ,ash, oak etc on the western end of Applegarth Scar.
 Image 18 ID 1863         Click image to enlarge
 Image 18 Description The Upper Scar. Richmond chert strata with yew, wych elm, ash, oak, etc
 Image 19 ID 1864         Click image to enlarge
 Image 19 Description The Upper Scar. Richmond chert strata with yew, wych elm, ash, oak, etc
 Image 20 ID 1865         Click image to enlarge
 Image 20 Description Applegarth Scar, the terrace. Ancient yew and large leafed lime coppice.
 Image 21 ID 1866         Click image to enlarge
 Image 21 Description Applegarth Scar, the terrace. Large leafed lime coppice and yew.
 Image 22 ID 1867         Click image to enlarge
 Image 22 Description Applegarth Scar, the front edge of the terrace. Large leafed lime trees, all managed as coppice.
 Image 23 ID 1868         Click image to enlarge
 Image 23 Description Applegarth Scar, the terrace.Large leafed lime trees, all managed as coppice. Detail.
 Image 24 ID 1873         Click image to enlarge
 Image 24 Description Applegarth Scar, Large feafed lime in flower.
 Image 25 ID 1874         Click image to enlarge
 Image 25 Description Applegarth Scar, Large feafed lime in flower. Detail.
 Image 26 ID 1875         Click image to enlarge
 Image 26 Description Applegarth Scar. Western end. Lower Cliff with Plain and Upper Cliff
 Image 27 ID 1876         Click image to enlarge
 Image 27 Description Applegarth Scar. Western End. Lower Cliff. Large leafed Lime on top edge of Cliff with yew, ivy etc.
 Image 28 ID 1895         Click image to enlarge
 Image 28 Description Applegarth Scar. Western End. Lower Cliff. Detail of Large Leafed Lime as photo 1876,photographed at top edge of Cliff with yew
 Image 29 ID 1896         Click image to enlarge
 Image 29 Description Applegarth Scar. Western End. Lower Cliff. Large leafed Lime as Photo 1876 photographed from top edge of Cliff with yew
 
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