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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***** 652
 Date Entered 06/12/2012
 Updated on 06/12/2012
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Tree/Shrub Record
 Record Type Botanical HER
 Site Access Public Footpath
 Location Arkle Beck, North Bank
 Civil Parish Reeth
 Brit. National Grid NZ 0327 0069
 Altitude 240
 Geology Drift covered dale side.
 Record Name Castle Farm. Veteran ash tree next hog house
 Record Description This fine old maiden ash tree is a survivor and has resisted wind and weather on the lower slopes of Arkengarthdale for very many years. These veteran trees are very vulnerable to wind fall and several are lost each year. Their best hope lies in breaking at around 4-5m above ground level and then throwing up fresh branches, ie becoming self wind pollarded and then, after becoming hollow are mechanically strong and able to resist windfall for another 200 years.
 Dimensions See photographs
 Geographical area Swaledale North Bank Catchment
 Species ash
 Scientific Name Fraxinus excelsior
 Tree and / or Stem Girth 4.8m estimated
 Tree: Position / Form / Status maiden
 Tree Site ID 651
 Image 1 ID 3813         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Veteran ash tree.
 Image 2 ID 3815         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Veteran ash tree in woodland, adjacent hog house and relict hedgerow. Once an actively worked self sufficient small farmstead
 Image 3 ID 3814         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description The hog house.
 Image 4 ID 3815         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description The hog house.
 Image 5 ID 3816         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description Relict hedgerow
 Image 6 ID 3817         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description Relict hedgerow with hazel, elder and hawthorn.
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