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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 626
 Date Entered 27/10/2012
 Updated on 27/10/2012
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Tree/Shrub Record
 Record Type Botanical HER
 Site Access Public Footpath
 Record Date 24/10/2012
 Location Whitcliffe Scar
 Civil Parish Richmond
 Brit. National Grid NZ 1390 0197
 Altitude 240m
 Geology Scree talus below cliff formed from the Main Limestone.
 Record Name Spindle below Whitcliffe Scar, east of the defended RB Settlement
 Record Description Isolated bush of Spindle in secondary woodland after the total loss of Wych Elm.
 Dimensions See photos.
 Geographical area Lower Swaledale
 Species Spindle
 Scientific Name Euonymus europaeus
 Tree and / or Stem Girth Bush not tree
 Tree: Position / Form / Status Bush
 Additional Notes Spindle is a rare tree species at or about its Northern Limit in Swaledale, just one other site for spindle is known at present. Spindle forms a small tree or as in this case a small bush. Spindle is easily seen when in full autumn colour but easily overlooked at other times. The strange The strange pink fruit was not present. Spindle is not common in Wensleydale, but has been recorded on Leyburn Shawl.
 Image 1 ID 3507         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description The single Sindle Bush as first seen in full autumn colour.
 Image 2 ID 3508         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Spindle must be described as Britain's burning bush.
 Image 3 ID 3509         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Voew westward towards the defended settlement below Whitcliffe Scar.
 Image 4 ID 3510         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description Species rich deciduous woodland on Whitcliffe Scar.
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