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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 406
 Date Entered 28/12/2011
 Updated on 28/12/2011
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Tree Site Record
 Record Type Botanical HER
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Location Muker. Kisdon North Gang Scars. The more southerly of three scars recorded. The Wych Elm Scar.
 Civil Parish Muker
 Brit. National Grid SD 90461 99648
 Altitude 426m
 Geology Limestone cliff with scree slope and kame terrace below. The Main Limestone.
 Record Name Muker. Kisdon North Gang Scars. The Wych Elm Scar.
 Record Description Limestone cliff, facing due east, with scree slope and kame terrace below. The Main Limestone.This small cliff is of great interest in possessing two very large wind or self coppiced multi-stem Wych Elm trees, one 8m girth and the other 6m girth at the base.
 Geographical area Upper Swaledale
 Species Wych elm
 Scientific Name Ulmus glabra
 Common / Notable Species Harts tongue fern, Dogs mercury.
 Additional Notes Harts tongue ferns and dogs mercury, indicators of recent more extensive woodland here are prolific in the scree talus slope below.
 Image 1 ID 952         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Swaledale and Ivelet Side from the kame terrace below the Scar.
 Image 2 ID 1810         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description The Wych Elm Scar
 Image 3 ID 1811         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description 
 Image 4 ID 1812         Click image to enlarge
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 Image 5 ID 1813         Click image to enlarge
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 Image 6 ID 1824         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description The Ancient Wych Elm, detail.
 Image 7 ID 1814         Click image to enlarge
 Image 7 Description 
 Image 8 ID 1825         Click image to enlarge
 Image 8 Description Harts Tonue Fern and Dogs Mercury in the scree slope.
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