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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***** 786
 Date Entered 06/03/2014
 Updated on 06/03/2014
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Tree Site Record
 Record Type Botanical HER
 SWAAG Site Ellerton Moor
 Site Access Army Range
 Record Date 03/03/2014
 Location Ellerton Moor. Juniper Gill.
 Civil Parish Ellerton Abbey
 Brit. National Grid SE 078 962
 Altitude 240m
 Geology Stream cut ravine through glacial drift.
 Record Name Juniper woodland both relict native and recently planted at Juniper Gill.
 Record Description This is an initial record of the small group of approximately 10 very fine native juniper bushes which have survived on the eastern bank of Juniper Gill. This record is to be considered together with the equally interesting and successful re-colonisation of the Gill with large numbers of juniper seedling bushes germinated from seed collected from the native bushes the Gill by Defence Estates Forestry Scientists. More details to follow later.
 Dimensions See photographs.
 Additional Notes Defence Estates are to be congratulated for their successful and entirely appropriate replanting of Juniper Gill with junipers propagated from seed collected from bushes within the Gill. The success at Juniper Gill includes effective protection of the young seedlings from starving rabbits. This planting programme could and must form the model for replanting areas of Swaledale where junipers once grew and areas which are currently infected at dire risk and which will soon be decimated by the airborne spore infection of Phytopthora austrocedrae pathogen which has been introduced to Britain from Patagonia where this scourge is endemic.
 Image 1 ID 5178         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Ellerton Moor. Army Firing Range Area. The remnant group of native Juniper bushes in Juniper Gill.
 Image 2 ID 5179         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Area with recently planted junipers protected by fencing and rabbit proof wire mesh tubes.
 Image 3 ID 5176         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Juniper Gill from the west.
 Image 4 ID 5175         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description Detail of one of the largest junipers and other trees in Juniper Gill.
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