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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 500
 Date Entered 16/04/2012
 Updated on 16/04/2012
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Tree Site Record
 Record Type Botanical HER
 Site Access Public Footpath
 Record Date 15/04/2012
 Location Condenser Wood
 Civil Parish Preston Under Scar
 Brit. National Grid SE 07718 91252
 Altitude 225m
 Geology Ddift over faulted Preston Grit strata
 Record Name Ancient oak coppice at lead mine shaft.
 Record Description Fallen remains of a Common Oak (Quercus robur)located beside and in part covered by the upcast from a Lead Mine Shaft. This tree had been coppiced and has grown on. The branches of this tree extend for a distance downslope. The tip of one branch appears to have rooted. This tree is a survivor from the woodland which existed here before being entirely cleared, presumably during the height og mining activity. There are very few old trees in Condenser Wood, a few old large hollies may also be of similar age to this oak.
 Geographical area Wensleydale
 Species Common or pedunculate oak
 Scientific Name Quercus robur
 Tree and / or Stem Girth 4m
 Tree: Position / Form / Status Coppice
 Additional Notes The common or pedunculate oak, not the sessile oak, is the oak most commonly present in ancient native woodland.
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 Image 1 Description Ann with her find of the epiphyte wood sorrel.
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