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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 456
 Date Entered 06/02/2012
 Updated on 07/02/2012
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Tree Site Record
 Record Type Botanical HER
 Site Access Army Range
 Record Date 06/02/2012
 Location Bellerby Moor, Black Beck
 Civil Parish Bellerby
 Brit. National Grid SE 10001 9364
 Altitude 304m
 Geology Glacial meltwater or overflow channel.
 Record Name Black Beck. Relict woodland at the final stage of degradation.
 Record Description This record illustrates the final stage of degradation of woodland where Upland Oak-Birch woodland once present on the base poor soils derived from sandstone in the sheltered gill has disappeared except for a few very small fragments on cliffs and for occasional ancient hawthorns and rowans. Regeneration is impossible here as elsewhere in the pennines with a healthy rabbit population and occasional hungry sheep.
 Geographical area Wensleydale
 Species Downy birch
 Scientific Name Betula pubescens
 Common / Notable Species Rowan. Sallow.
 Image 1 ID 2258         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Black Beck. Glacial overflow channel with solitary fallen rowan. The last survivor.
 Image 2 ID 2260         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Black Beck. Glacial overflow channel with solitary fallen rowan. The last survivor.
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