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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 700
 Date Entered 15/03/2013
 Updated on 26/03/2013
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Tree Site Record
 Record Type Botanical HER
 Site Access Public Footpath
 Record Date 14/03/2013
 Location Marske. Through Clints Wood to Orgate and Clints Scars
 Civil Parish Marske
 Brit. National Grid NZ 096 020
 Altitude 310m
 Geology Sheer cliff with scree and talus below formed of strata of the Richmond Chert which overlies The Main Limestone
 Record Name Trees and woodland seen during a walk on a cold winter day in March 2013 from Marske to Orgate Farm and from thence up to Orgate Scar and to Clints Scar
 Record Description Many fine trees seen in Mid March from the track through Clints Wood and both on and below the sheer cliffs of Orgate and Clints Scar, including ash, yew, wych elm, scots pine, blackthorn.
 Dimensions See photos
 Geographical area Swaledale North Bank Catchment
 Species Ash, Yew
 Additional Notes For further very different images of Orgate and Clints Scar in Mid-May, see SWAAG Record No 195. Regeneration of ash and yew trees is evident on the face of the scar with seedling trees and young trees of different age in addition to the very large and old trees. The skeletal petrified remains of long dead yews do not decay and remain on the cliff for many years as semi fossilised trees.
 Image 1 ID 4208         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Orgate Scar with ash amd many fine yew trees on and below the cliffs.
 Image 2 ID 4200         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description A skeletal wych elm, seen by the track through Clints Wood.
 Image 3 ID 4201         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description A very old and suffering horn beam or wych elm, seen by the track through Clints Wood.
 Image 4 ID 4202         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description A very fine ash tree by the track.
 Image 5 ID 4203         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description The track to Orgate Farm, with ash trees and the Scars in the distance.
 Image 6 ID 4204         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description Ancient ash tree,fragmented by gales. This is one of the largest surviving ash trees in Swaledale.
 Image 7 ID 4205         Click image to enlarge
 Image 7 Description  The yew dominated ash woodland below of Limekiln Wood and below Clints Scars. This is a very fine area of native yew woodland, a woodland community which is Nationally Scarce.
 Image 8 ID 4206         Click image to enlarge
 Image 8 Description The yew dominated ash woodland below of Limekiln Wood and below Clints Scars. This is a very fine area of native yew woodland, a woodland community which is Nationally Scarce.
 Image 9 ID 4207         Click image to enlarge
 Image 9 Description The yew dominated ash woodland below of Limekiln Wood and below Clints Scars. This is a very fine area of native yew woodland, a woodland community which is Nationally Scarce.
 Image 10 ID 4210         Click image to enlarge
 Image 10 Description SWAAG Member, Hugh Pannell on Orgate Scar, waiting for his lunch. What a view!
 Image 11 ID 4211
 Image 11 Description Cordilleras Farm. An increasingly rare sight. Aberdeen Angus suckler Herd with calves photographed from Orgate Scar.*10 magnification.
 Image 12 ID 4212
 Image 12 Description Orgate Farm. Ash tree the final remnant. Depleted ash woodland.
 Image 13 ID 4213
 Image 13 Description Orgate Farm. Ash tree the final remnant. Depleted ash woodland.
 Image 14 ID 4214
 Image 14 Description Orgate Farm. Ash tree the final remnant. Depleted ash woodland.
 Image 15 ID 4215
 Image 15 Description Orgate Farm. Ash tree the final remnant. Depleted ash woodland.
 Image 16 ID 4216
 Image 16 Description Petrifed remains of cliff edge yew.
 Image 17 ID 4217
 Image 17 Description Orgate Scar.
 Image 18 ID 4218
 Image 18 Description Round house in pasture below the Scar, see also SWAAG Record No
 Image 19 ID 4219
 Image 19 Description Round house in pasture below the Scar, see also SWAAG Record No
 Image 20 ID 4221
 Image 20 Description Yew and ash woodland below the scars.
 Image 21 ID 4222
 Image 21 Description Decaying wych elm.
 Image 22 ID 4223
 Image 22 Description Ancient yew with exposed root system.
 Image 23 ID 4224
 Image 23 Description Detail of the same ancient yew.
 Image 24 ID 4225
 Image 24 Description A second ancient yew with exposed root system. This yew measured 5.10m girth and is the largest single stem yew recognised to date in Swaledale. Estimated age in excess of 1000yrs.
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