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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 277
 Date Entered 11/09/2011
 Updated on 04/11/2011
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Tree Site Record
 Record Type Botanical HER
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 23/08/2011
 Location Stoddarts Hush
 Civil Parish Arkengarthdale
 Brit. National Grid NY 9838 0275
 Altitude 520m
 Geology Small cliff on the southern edge of Stoddarts Hush, a remnant undisturbed by the mining operations, formed from the Main Limestone or Richmond Cherts.
 Record Name Stoddarts Hush. Ancient juniper and rowan trees.
 Record Description A solitary ancient rowan or mountain ash(Sorbus aucuparia) with a even more ancient solitary juniper (Juniperus communis ssp. nana) stand guard over Stodarts and Hungry Hushes. These two ancient treees which grow at the top edge of a cliff exposed to the full force of the north west winds, are the sole survivors of the woodland once widespread on the highest limestone scars across the whole of Swaledale. The rowan is visible from below but the juniper cannot be seen until the final approach is made across the rough mining ground.
 Dimensions See photos.
 Geographical area Swaledale North Bank Catchment
 Species Common Juniper, prostrate form.
 Scientific Name Juniperus communis ssp nana
 Common / Notable Species The only other tree at this site is an ancient rowan.
 Tree and / or Stem Girth 800mm
 Tree: Position / Form / Status  Exposed cliff edge. Facing NW at 520m AOD.Twisted multistem bush. Ancient tree.
 Additional Notes These two ancient trees were first drawn to my attention by Mrs Jocelyn Campbell whose fine drawing captures the character of the ancient juniper. Both trees are in good health and may survive for a considerable time, however the juniper cannot reproduce and will be the last of this species to grow here.
 Image 1 ID 1033         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description The juniper
 Image 2 ID 1034         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description The rowan.
 Image 3 ID 1031         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description The rowan. Detail
 Image 4 ID 1032         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description The rowan. Detail
 Image 5 ID 1026         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description Stodarts Hush. Rowan and prostrate form of juniper
 Image 6 ID 1027         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description Juniper on face of Scar. With rowan.
 Image 7 ID 1028         Click image to enlarge
 Image 7 Description Prostrate form of Juniper (J.comm. ssp nana) on face of cliff.
 Image 8 ID 1029         Click image to enlarge
 Image 8 Description Prostrate form of Juniper (J.comm. ssp nana) on face of cliff.
 Image 9 ID 1030         Click image to enlarge
 Image 9 Description The rowan
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