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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 553
 Date Entered 29/06/2012
 Updated on 29/06/2012
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Tree/Shrub Record
 Record Type Botanical HER
 Site Access Public Footpath
 Location Low lane, Low Whita
 Civil Parish Grinton
 Brit. National Grid SD 98482 97599
 Altitude 207m
 Geology Edge of glacial lake terrace
 Record Name Low Lane, Low Whita. Ancient Wych Elm stump.
 Record Description This ancient tree stump, decorated by red campion and wood melick grass is the sad remains of a fine wych elm pollard 7m (25ft) girth wych was probably alive during the reign of Henry 8th. These pollards were alive when first recognised by Andrew Fleming during the 1980's and all were recorded by Tom Gledhill before their sudden death from dutch elm beetle attack. Many of these fine old elms are now throwing up young saplings from their root system which still lives. Question! How old are these young saplings?
 Dimensions 7m girth
 Image 1 ID 3113         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Low Lane, Low Whita. Wych Elm Pollard with Alex Loktionov.
 Image 2 ID 3112         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Low Lane, Low Whita. Remains of Wych Elm pollard colonised by red campion and wood melick grass.
 Image 3 ID 3114         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description 
 Image 4 ID 3115         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description Wych elm bur
 Image 5 ID 3116         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description Wood melick grass (Melica uniflora).
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