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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 548
 Date Entered 14/06/2012
 Updated on 14/06/2012
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Tree Site Record
 Record Type Botanical HER
 Site Access Public Footpath
 Record Date 09/06/2012
 Location Langthwaite Scar
 Civil Parish Arkengarthdale
 Brit. National Grid NZ 006 030
 Geology Cliffs formed by The main Limestone and also by overlying Richmond Cherts
 Record Name Langthwaite Scar. Yews and other cliff trees.
 Record Description This record is of the woodland on the sheer cliffs at the top of Scar House Wood and centres on two large multi stemmed adjoining and possibly conjoined Yew Trees which grow in scree or steeply sloping talus between the two cliffs. The Upper of these cliffs is formed by strata of the Richmond Cherts and the lower cliff is formed from the Main Limestone. A small photographic file of the other trees and of the vegetation on these cliffs is provided.
 Dimensions See photofile
 Geographical area Swaledale North Bank Catchment
 Species Yew
 Common / Notable Species Ash, Wych elm, Downy Birch,Bird cherry, Elder, Hazel,Rowan, Hawthorn, Sallow, Rose sp. Larch, Sycamore.
 Additional Notes These cliffs directly overlook Langthwaite and are masked to an extent by the Scar House Plantation Trees.
 Image 1 ID 3082         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Scar House Wood and Langthwaite Scar with yews at top edge of wood.
 Image 2 ID 3083         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Telephot of lagthwaite Scar and the Yews
 Image 3 ID 3088         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description The two large yews from the north.
 Image 4 ID 3087         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description The same yews from the south
 Image 5 ID 3093         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description Detail of the trunks of the multi stemmed yews emerging from the scree
 Image 6 ID 3085         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description The Upper Scar with the yews and a self sown sycamore.
 Image 7 ID 3086         Click image to enlarge
 Image 7 Description Lower Cliff, tree species here include Ash,yew,wych elm, hazel, downy birch,
 Image 8 ID 3089         Click image to enlarge
 Image 8 Description View northward through Arkengarthdale towards the Eden Fells.
 Image 9 ID 3084         Click image to enlarge
 Image 9 Description Thlaspi caerulescens. A rarity nationally and metalophyte.
 Image 10 ID 3090         Click image to enlarge
 Image 10 Description Minuartia verna and Viola lutea.
 
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