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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 610
 Date Entered 21/09/2012
 Updated on 21/09/2012
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Tree Site Record
 Record Type Botanical HER
 Site Access Public Footpath
 Record Date 27/04/2011
 Location River Greta, North and South Banks below Rutherford Bridge
 Civil Parish Scargill
 Brit. National Grid NZ 0370 1210
 Geology River side banks and low cliffs.
 Record Name Riverside alders and cliff woodland with ancient yew by the River Greta below Rutherford Bridge.
 Record Description Very fine riverside alders and an isolated ancient north bank cliff yew by the River Greta below Rutherford Bridge.
 Dimensions The girth of the cliff yew is estimated at no less than 5.5m
 Geographical area Stainmore
 Species Alders and yew
 Additional Notes See photographs. This is a preliminary record and a full vegetation list will follow.
 Image 1 ID 3374         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description River Greta below Rutherford Bridge. View upstream with alders and yew.
 Image 2 ID 3383         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description The Rutherford Bridge Yew from below.
 Image 3 ID 3378         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description View downstream, south bank with alders.
 Image 4 ID 3375         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description Alder.
 Image 5 ID 3376         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description Alder, detail.
 Image 6 ID 3377         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description Alder detail with lichen
 Image 7 ID 3379         Click image to enlarge
 Image 7 Description Hazel with bluebells and early purple orchids
 Image 8 ID 3380         Click image to enlarge
 Image 8 Description Bluebells and early purple orchids
 Image 9 ID 3381         Click image to enlarge
 Image 9 Description Early purple orchid. (Orchis mascula).
 Image 10 ID 3382         Click image to enlarge
 Image 10 Description Ancient self coppiced downy birch (B. pubescens) on riverbank.
 Image 11 ID 3384
 Image 11 Description Downy birch on river bank. Detail of this ancient tree.
 Image 12 ID 3385
 Image 12 Description Downy birch on river bank. Detail of this ancient tree.
 Image 13 ID 3386
 Image 13 Description The Greta below with downy birch, bird cherry, rowan and blackthorn.
 Image 14 ID 3387
 Image 14 Description The Greta below with downy birch, bird cherry, rowan and blackthorn.
 Image 15 ID 3388
 Image 15 Description bird cherry in flower
 Image 16 ID 3389
 Image 16 Description bird cherry in flower.
 Image 17 ID 3390
 Image 17 Description Bird cherry foliage with moth cocoon. The caterpillers from these cocoons will strip the foliage from these bird cherries.
 Image 18 ID 3391
 Image 18 Description 
 Image 19 ID 3392
 Image 19 Description Elder, blackthorn, rowan and primroses.
 Image 20 ID 3393
 Image 20 Description Elder fragment with primroses.
 Image 21 ID 3394
 Image 21 Description This fragmentary elder is of great antiquity.
 Image 22 ID 3395
 Image 22 Description 
 Image 23 ID 3397
 Image 23 Description 
 Image 24 ID 3398
 Image 24 Description Rowan, blackthorn in relict hedgerow.
 Image 25 ID 3400
 Image 25 Description The Greta
 Image 26 ID 3402
 Image 26 Description Yew with exposed root system originally within the rock face.
 Image 27 ID 3403
 Image 27 Description Yew with exposed root system originally within the rock face.
 Image 28 ID 3407
 Image 28 Description ?Hedge bedstraw. (G.mollugo)
 Image 29 ID 3408
 Image 29 Description Hairy rock cress. (Arabis hirsuta)
 Image 30 ID 3409
 Image 30 Description Woodland with remains of ancient multi stemmed wych elm on rock outcrop.
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