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Registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation Number 1155775
SWAAG Honorary President:
Tim Laurie F,S,A,

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 729
 Date Entered 08/06/2013
 Updated on 09/06/2013
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Tree Site Record
 Record Type Botanical HER
 Record Date 06/06/2013
 Location Little Punchard Gill
 Civil Parish Arkengarthdale
 Brit. National Grid NY 9628 0405
 Altitude 408m-427m
 Geology Stream cut ravine through faulted Main Limestone Strata
 Record Name Little Punchard Gill. Lower Ravine. Relict woodland with ancient Wych Elms.
 Record Description Fragment of relict upland limestone ash/wych elm woodland with several ancient wych elms, a single mature ash tree, one downy birch, several old rowans and sallow.
 Dimensions From NY96280405 upstream to the falls at NY96200398
 Geographical area Swaledale North Bank Catchment
 Species Wych elm,ash, bird cherry,rowan,sallow
 Common / Notable Species List to follow
 Additional Notes A full list of the vegetation here is in preparation.
 Image 1 ID 4443         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description The approach to the Lower Ravine.
 Image 2 ID 4445         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Ancient wych elm, now dead and old rowan at lower end of ravine.
 Image 3 ID 4446         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Detail of dead wych elm
 Image 4 ID 4447         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description Detail of dead wych elm.
 Image 5 ID 4449         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description Wych elms grow from the low cliff just above stream level.
 Image 6 ID 4450         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description Wych elms, bird cherry and sallow.
 Image 7 ID 4451         Click image to enlarge
 Image 7 Description Very large self coppiced wych elm .
 Image 8 ID 4452         Click image to enlarge
 Image 8 Description Detail of this tree
 Image 9 ID 4454         Click image to enlarge
 Image 9 Description Detail of flowering shoot with winged seed.
 Image 10 ID 4456         Click image to enlarge
 Image 10 Description Detail of flowering shoot with winged seed.
 Image 11 ID 4457         Click image to enlarge
 Image 11 Description Base of large self coppiced wych elm on low cliff above stream.
 Image 12 ID 4458         Click image to enlarge
 Image 12 Description 
 Image 13 ID 4459         Click image to enlarge
 Image 13 Description View down from top of lower ravine.
 Image 14 ID 4460         Click image to enlarge
 Image 14 Description Rowan at falls
 Image 15 ID 4461         Click image to enlarge
 Image 15 Description 
 Image 16 ID 4462         Click image to enlarge
 Image 16 Description Starving rabbits can reach the base of inaccessible trees on snow banks, ring bark and kill ancient trees
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