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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 471
 Date Entered 04/03/2012
 Updated on 07/04/2012
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Tree Site Record
 Record Type Botanical HER
 Site Access Public Footpath
 Record Date 04/03/2012
 Location Gunnerside Bottoms.
 Civil Parish Melbecks
 Brit. National Grid SD 957 980
 Geology Northern edge of Late Glacial Lake Bed.
 Record Name Relict hedgerow with wych elms and hazel
 Record Description This fragment of a relict hedgerow survives as a substantial lynchet with occasional hedgerow trees which clearly predate the present day drystone walled field boundaries- the walls abut the wych elm trees which grow on the top edge of the lynchet. Thus the trees were already old when the drystone walls were built around 200 years ago.
 Geographical area Mid Swaledale
 Species wych elm
 Common / Notable Species Hazel
 Additional Notes One fine wych elm tree survives, the remains of the dead stumps of two further large elms survive and a single sapling springs from the roots of a further wych elm which has otherwise completely disappeared.
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 Image 4 ID 2360         Click image to enlarge
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 Image 5 ID 2361         Click image to enlarge
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