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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 235
 Date Entered 23/06/2011
 Updated on 08/12/2011
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Tree Site Record
 Record Type Botanical HER
 SWAAG Site Name 
 Site Type 
 Site Name 
 Site Description 
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 19/03/2011
 Location Arngill.
 Civil Parish Muker
 Brit. National Grid SD 9180 9925
 Altitude 335m
 Geology Spring flush on North Bank of Arngill below Lead Mine.
 Record Name Two alder pollards below lead mine level in Arngill.
 Record Description Two large alder pollards, an outlier of the larger alder wood at West Arngill (recorded seperately. These two ancient trees were managed, their branch wood cut at regular intervals possibly as a source for charcoal burning since alderwood produces the best charcoal for the manufacture of gunpowder. See attached extracts from Sowerby 1873, Vol 8 for an informative account of the properties and uses of Alder. Reference; Sowerby,J.E.1873. English Botany Third Ed. Vol 8 pp179,180 and Plate MCCXCIV.
 Geographical area Upper Swaledale
 Scientific Name 
 Common / Notable Species 
 Tree and / or Stem Girth 
 Tree: Position / Form / Status 
 Tree Site ID 0
 Associated Site SWAAG ID 0
 Additional Notes 
 Image 1 ID 847         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Arngill. Alder pollard.
 Image 2 ID 846         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Arngill. Alder pollard.
 Image 3 ID 850         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Arngill. Alder pollard with remnant hazel coppice.
 Image 4 ID 848         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description Arngill. Alder pollard. Detail.
 Image 5 ID 849         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description Arngill. Alder pollards with hazels.
 Image 6 ID 842         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description Common Alder.Alnus glutinosa. Sowerby. Third Edition, 1873 Plate MCCXCIV
 Image 7 ID 843         Click image to enlarge
 Image 7 Description Ditto, page 179.
 Image 8 ID 844         Click image to enlarge
 Image 8 Description Ditto, page 180, upper part.
 Image 9 ID 845         Click image to enlarge
 Image 9 Description Ditto, page 180, lower part.
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