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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 340
 Date Entered 21/11/2011
 Updated on 21/11/2011
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Tree Site Record
 Record Type Botanical HER
 Site Access Private
 Location Whitsundale. How Edge Scars, Upper Part.
 Civil Parish Muker
 Brit. National Grid NY 8665 0260
 Altitude 400m
 Geology Sandstones (Ten Fathom Grit)and mudstones below the Crow Limestone of Namurian Age exposed in cliffs with strongly calcareous, tufa forming springs approximately 10m above stream level. Very large tufa deposit on undercut cliff above the stream.
 Record Name MUK121 Whitsundale Beck.How Edge Scars down to Cop Gill. Aspen and juniper present.
 Record Description Type Site B* Upper section of How Edge Scars ravine with tufa cliff and tufa forming springs some 10m above stream level, with: Betula pubescens, Corylus avellana Crataegus monogyna J. communis (?ssp nana). Two large bushes. P. tremula. Scattered trees on east bank Prunus padus Qu. robur, Rosa sp. R. saxatilis S. aurita, S. caprea, S. caprea ssp sphacelata?, S. cinerea ssp oleifolia, S. phylicifolia Sorbus aucuparia See LR Plant List for full list of Vegetation.
 Dimensions See photographs
 Geographical area Upper Swaledale
 Common / Notable Species Aspen, scattered trees. Juniper, two bushes.Pedunculate oak which look native on the Upper slopes of the Ravine. If so How Edge Scars is one of just two native oak woods recorded in Upper Swaledale
 Additional Notes The woodland at How Edge Scars is one of the most interesting and best preserved small native woodlands in Swaledale. Rarely noticed and passed unseen by walkers on the coast to coast path which passes above the Scars.
 Image 1 ID 1328         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description How Edge Scars from road to Ravenseat
 Image 2 ID 1329         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description How Edge with aspens. Autumn Colour
 Image 3 ID 1330         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description How Edge with aspens. Autumn Colour
 Image 4 ID 1331         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description Aspen leaves in stream.
 Image 5 ID 1332         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description How Edge. Juniper, one of two bushes at the top of the ravine.
 Image 6 ID 1340         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description How Edge Scars. Detail of vegetation, west bank at stream level.
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