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Registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation Number 1155775
SWAAG Honorary President:
Tim Laurie F,S,A,

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 522
 Date Entered 13/05/2012
 Updated on 13/05/2012
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Tree Site Record
 Record Type Botanical HER
 SWAAG Site Name 
 Site Type 
 Site Name 
 Site Description 
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 12/05/2012
 Location Gilmonby Moor. West Plantation.
 Civil Parish Not known
 Brit. National Grid NY 987 113
 Altitude 325m
 Geology Drift over Namurian sandstone strata.
 Record Name Gilmonby Moor. West Plantation. Mature open woodland on heather moorland.
 Record Description This area of open woodland with mature scots pine, larch, beech, downy birch and oak shows what could be achieved on the fringes of heather grouse moor by open-spaced (not massed as so often the case today) planting excluding hawthorn. This planting, while not intended to imitate native woodland or feed black grouse, certainly enhances the landscape. The plantation and fine trees can be enjoyed from the unfenced road to Sleightholme.
 Geographical area Stainmore
 Scientific Name 
 Common / Notable Species 
 Tree and / or Stem Girth 
 Tree: Position / Form / Status 
 Tree Site ID 0
 Associated Site SWAAG ID 0
 Additional Notes 
 Image 1 ID 2864         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description West Plantation. The road to the open moor.
 Image 2 ID 2865         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description A very fine Downy Birch. This is one of the finest native birch trees in the Dales.
 Image 3 ID 2869         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description 
 Image 4 ID 2867         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description Mature larch woodland as it should be!
 Image 5 ID 2868         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description Detail of young green larch foliage in May. Larch is our only deciduous conifer.
 Image 6 ID 2866         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description A smaller birch with Scots Pine in distance.
 Image 7 ID 2870         Click image to enlarge
 Image 7 Description Birch. Detail of the largest birch tree.
 Image 8 ID 2871         Click image to enlarge
 Image 8 Description Detail of large twiggy moss covered ancient bur on birch branch.
 Image 9 ID 2872         Click image to enlarge
 Image 9 Description 
 Image 10 ID 2873         Click image to enlarge
 Image 10 Description 
 Image 11 ID 2874
 Image 11 Description 
 Image 12 ID 2875
 Image 12 Description 
 Image 13 ID 2876
 Image 13 Description 
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