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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 168
 Date Entered 26/03/2011
 Updated on 04/11/2011
 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 16/10/2010
 Location Applegarth, Deepdale Lower Scar
 Civil Parish Richmond
 Brit. National Grid NZ 1291 0196
 Altitude 275m
 Geology The Main Limestone
 Record Name Richmond CP. Applegarth. Deepdale Lower Scar.
 Record Description Deepdale Lower Scar is the limestone cliff on the eastern side of Deepdale, at the junction between Deepdale and Whitcliffe Scar. This Scar supports a fine population of yews, together with ash, hazel, rowan, blackthorn, hawthorn and ivy. The yews in particular are of interest in that they are predominately female, at one count of 22 yews no less than 19 were female, one male and two inaccessible. This prompts the question whether these trees are clones. A very healthy population of yews of different age with several young yews, often showing signs of having been heavy grazed. Wych elm are notably absent from this cliff.
 Dimensions See photos.
 Geographical area Lower 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 This Scar is contiguous with the western end of Whitcliffe Scar which will be recorded separately.
 Image 1 ID 499         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Deepdale Lower Scar from road to East Applegarth
 Image 2 ID 500         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Deepdale Lower Scar
 Image 3 ID 501         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Deepdale Lower Scar
 Image 4 ID 502         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description Deepdale Lower Scar
 Image 5 ID 503         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description Deepdale Lower Scar.View from North West with ash at base of the cliff.
 Image 6 ID 504         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description Deepdale Lower Scar. Ash. Detail.
 Image 7 ID 505         Click image to enlarge
 Image 7 Description Deepdale Lower Scar. Ash. Detail.
 Image 8 ID 506         Click image to enlarge
 Image 8 Description Deepdale Lower Scar. Stunted and weathered yew at top of cliff.
 Image 9 ID 507         Click image to enlarge
 Image 9 Description Deepdale Lower Scar. Small yews at northern end of Scar.
 Image 10 ID 508         Click image to enlarge
 Image 10 Description Deepdale Lower Scar. Rowan and small yew at top of cliff, northern end of Scar.
 Image 11 ID 509
 Image 11 Description Rowan at top of cliff. Northern end of Scar.
 Image 12 ID 510
 Image 12 Description Yew at top of cliff, with view to the South East and Vale of Mowbray.
 Image 13 ID 511
 Image 13 Description Yew on face of cliff. Female. Detail
 Image 14 ID 512
 Image 14 Description Blackthorn or sloe on upper face of cliff, detail.
 Image 15 ID 513
 Image 15 Description Blackthorn or sloe on upper face of cliff.
 Image 16 ID 514
 Image 16 Description Fossil. Lower Carboniferous.Single coral. Zaphrentis type. Top of cliff.
 Image 19 ID 517
 Image 19 Description 
 Image 20 ID 518
 Image 20 Description Stunted yew. Top edge of the cliff.
 Image 21 ID 519
 Image 21 Description Stunted yew. Top edge of the cliff. Detail
 Image 22 ID 520
 Image 22 Description Stunted yew. Top edge of the cliff. Detail
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