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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 698
 Date Entered 12/03/2013
 Updated on 13/03/2013
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Tree Site Record
 Record Type Botanical HER
 Site Access Army Range
 Location Feldom Army Range. Clapgate Gill . Small scar with ancient wild cherry trees and yews.
 Civil Parish Marske
 Brit. National Grid NZ 115 032
 Altitude 280m
 Geology Richmond chert strata exposed as sheer cliff with talus below.
 Record Name Feldom Army Ranges. Clapgate. Small limestone scar with ancient wild cherry trees and yews as seen within
 Record Description Feldom Army Range. Clapgate Gill . Small west facing scar with ancient yews, ancient wild cherry trees and a very good relict ashwood community. Vegetation not yet recorded.
 Dimensions See photographs
 Geographical area Swaledale North Bank Catchment
 Species Ash, yew, wild cherry etc
 Additional Notes This small cliff has amost significant community of relict woodland. The wych elms are long dead. The ash , yews and wild cherries are now at risk from various pathogens. A full photographic record is required before this woodland is seriously modified by disease.
 Image 1 ID 4173         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description The Scar with recumbent fallen cherry, yews, dead wych elm, ash, elder, blackthorn, hawthorn, rose
 Image 2 ID 4174         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Gean or wild cherry, fallen but re-rooting. Detail.
 Image 3 ID 4176         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description The scar from opposite side of Clapgate Gill
 Image 4 ID 4175         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description The scar from opposite side of Clapgate Gill
 Image 5 ID 4170         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description View towards Low Feldom from top of the Scar with yew and ash.
 Image 6 ID 4171         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description The Yew
 Image 7 ID 4172         Click image to enlarge
 Image 7 Description The Scar with recumbent cherry tree and yews.
 Image 8 ID 4181         Click image to enlarge
 Image 8 Description Recumbent fallen trunk of Wild Cherry which has grown downslope from the scree at the base of the cliff
 Image 9 ID 4177         Click image to enlarge
 Image 9 Description 
 Image 10 ID 4178         Click image to enlarge
 Image 10 Description 
 Image 11 ID 4179
 Image 11 Description 
 Image 12 ID 4178
 Image 12 Description 
 Image 13 ID 4180
 Image 13 Description 
 Image 14 ID 4183
 Image 14 Description The laregest yew
 Image 15 ID 4193
 Image 15 Description Detail of the largest yew, with exposed root.
 Image 16 ID 4184
 Image 16 Description Detail of the largest yew, with exposed root.
 Image 17 ID 4185
 Image 17 Description Detail of the largest yew, with exposed root.
 Image 18 ID 4186
 Image 18 Description Detail of the largest yew, with exposed root.
 Image 19 ID 4187
 Image 19 Description Small yew with jackdaw nest.
 Image 20 ID 4190
 Image 20 Description Wild cherry on the cliff with yew in background
 Image 21 ID 4188
 Image 21 Description 
 Image 22 ID 4189
 Image 22 Description 
 Image 23 ID 4191
 Image 23 Description Small cloned cherry regenerating from root system of older cherry on cliff
 Image 24 ID 4192
 Image 24 Description Very large blackthorn thicket on face of the cliff, with skeletal remains of wych elm above.
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