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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 470
 Date Entered 04/03/2012
 Updated on 04/03/2012
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Tree/Shrub Record
 Record Type Botanical HER
 Site Access Public Footpath
 Record Date 01/03/2012
 Location Strands
 Civil Parish Melbecks
 Brit. National Grid SD 957 980
 Geology Edge of River Swale floodplain, late glacial lake bed. On north bank of small stream.
 Record Name Gunnerside Pastures, Wych elm coppiced tree.
 Record Description This fine wych elm is a survivor. It grows on a relict hedgerow with the remains of several other mature elms, all now dead. This, an ancient coppice which has thrown up three fine cojoined trees, is one of the finest trees in Swaledale and is a significant tree in one of the most photographed landscapes of Swaledale- the Gunnerside fields and barns.
 Dimensions See photographs.
 Geographical area Mid Swaledale
 Species Wych elm.
 Scientific Name Ulmus glabra
 Additional Notes The risk to elm trees from dutch elm bark beetle remains ever present and each year one or two surviving mature elms succumb to the deadly threat.It is a salutary thought that our grandchildren may not ever see a fully mature wych elm in their landscape. A very few elms, such as this tree hopefully, may possess natural resistence to the elm bark fungus. These trees should be treasured and perhaps provide seed or cuttings so that the genetic qualities of resistent trees can be preserved.
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 Image 4 ID 2354         Click image to enlarge
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