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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 355
 Date Entered 26/11/2011
 Updated on 26/11/2011
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Tree Site Record
 Record Type Botanical HER
 Site Access Private
 Location Ay Gill Force
 Civil Parish Muker
 Brit. National Grid NY 8868 0029
 Altitude 376m
 Geology Small waterfall ravine cut through the Main Limestone.
 Record Name MUK115Ay Gill Force. Limestone ashwood.
 Record Description Small stream cut ravine through Main Limestone with waterfall and low but sheer cliffs with relict ashwood community. Trees present: Ash, hazel, downy birch, bird cherry, rowan, common sallow, dog rose, blackthorn, hawthorn. Wych elm is notable in being absent.
 Dimensions See photographs
 Geographical area Upper Swaledale
 Common / Notable Species Ash, downy birch, hazel,rowan,sallow, dog rose, blackthorn, hawthorn. Wych elm absent.
 Additional Notes The single ash tree is a specimen ancient coppard with an extremely large bole, see photos. The ongrowth stems appear to have last been cropped around 80 years ago.
 Image 1 ID 1259         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Ay Gill
 Image 2 ID 1260         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Ash coppard, managed coppiced tree with mature ongrowths, on low cliff
 Image 3 ID 1261         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Ash coppard, managed coppiced tree with hazel on cliff below falls.
 Image 4 ID 1262         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description Ash bole.
 Image 5 ID 1264         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description Ancient rowan bole.
 Image 6 ID 1263         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description View of Ay Gill from south.
 Image 7 ID 1428         Click image to enlarge
 Image 7 Description Anciet ash bole, detail
 Image 8 ID 1430         Click image to enlarge
 Image 8 Description Ancient ash bole photographed from above.
 Image 9 ID 1431         Click image to enlarge
 Image 9 Description Ay Gill above the waterfall with bird cherry, rowan, sallows, birch, hazel.
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