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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 982
 Date Entered 02/03/2017
 Updated on 02/03/2017
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Tree/Shrub Record
 Record Type Botanical HER
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Location Fremington Edge. Fell End.NZ02480228
 Civil Parish Reeth
 Brit. National Grid NZ 0248 0228
 Geology Top of scree slope below sheer cliff formed by The Main Limestone
 Record Name Some specimen trees in Swaledale and Arkengarthdale. The Fell End Yew.
 Record Description This yew, in this wild setting, must be one of the finest wild specimens to be seen anywhere in Britain. It has several large trunks each rising from a very large common root bole which is today unseen, buried under limestone scree. The total girth of this multi stem yew tree at ground level but at about 1.0m above the root bole, is 6.0m. It is female and produces a large crop of red arils (the fruit)which are devoured by flocks of field fares.
 Dimensions See photos
 Additional Notes This yew has been recorded as tree no 61350 on the Woodland Trust Ancient Tree Hunt Database. Other trees on the sheer face and top edge of Fell End Scar include further fine cliff edge yews, a solitary juniper bush (in poor health when last seen and now probably dead, a large gooseberry bush-the highest in Yorkshire!
 Image 1 ID 7229         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description The Fell End Yew, view southward.
 Image 2 ID 7230         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description The Fell End Yew, view northward.
 Image 3 ID 7233         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Other trees and shrubs on Fell End Scar include cliff edge yews, a single juniper, a single gooseberry bush and hawthorn
 Image 4 ID 7234         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description Detail of rootstock at base of the Fell End Yew
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