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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 496
 Date Entered 11/04/2012
 Updated on 11/04/2012
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Tree Site Record
 Record Type Botanical HER
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 12/03/2012
 Location Gunnerside Gill. Below the Blakethwaite Dams.
 Civil Parish Melbecks
 Brit. National Grid NY 93585 02964
 Altitude 529m
 Geology Richmond Cherts.
 Record Name Bird cherry and blackthorn at 529m AOD on cliff below Blakethwaite Dam
 Record Description Isolated tree provisionally identified as Bird Cherry (Prunus padus)with blackthorn on face of cliff at 529m elevation. This tree is very old and much dead wood from the tree lies at the base of the cliff.
 Geographical area Swaledale North Bank Catchment
 Species Bird Cherry
 Scientific Name Prunus padus
 Common / Notable Species Blackthorn at an unusually high elevation.
 Additional Notes Bird cherry does not usually grow on the face of cliffs in Swaledale, neither does this species usually grow as a tree. Rather, Bird Cherry is generally to be seen as a a very large sprawling shrub and as such often fills an old quarry or small ravine.
 Image 1 ID 2623         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Isolated tree identified as Bird Cherry and blackthorn bushes on chert strata below Blakethwaite Dam
 Image 2 ID 2624         Click image to enlarge
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 Image 3 ID 2625         Click image to enlarge
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 Image 4 ID 2626         Click image to enlarge
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 Image 5 ID 2627         Click image to enlarge
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