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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 268
 Date Entered 06/08/2011
 Updated on 12/11/2011
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Tree Site Record
 Record Type Botanical HER
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 22/07/2011
 Location East Stonesdale. Uppermost Scar below Hind Hole Waterfall.
 Civil Parish Muker
 Brit. National Grid NY 89810 02246
 Altitude 396m
 Geology Main Limestone. Very small east facing cliff.
 Record Name MUK134 East Stonesdale. Small west bank scar with hazel, juniper and stone bramble .
 Record Description Single isolated juniper with hazel and stone bramble.
 Dimensions N/A
 Geographical area Upper Swaledale
 Additional Notes The isolated juniper here is large healthy and extremely ancient.The survival of this solitary juniper is due to the fact that it grows on the top edge of a small but vertical cliff and is more or less inaccessible to rabbits and sheep. However rabbits can reach surprisingly high when snow drifts against the cliff and the risk of ring barking of these isolated survivors of the Early Post Glacial Vegetation of Britain is high.
 Image 1 ID 943         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description East Stonedale. Small Scar below Hind Hole Waterfall. View downstream towards Long Scar.
 Image 2 ID 944         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description The isolated juniper.
 Image 3 ID 945         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Detail of the base of the Juniper, with Stone Bramble.
 Image 4 ID 947         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description The Juniper, detail of foliage.
 Image 5 ID 946         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description East Stonesdale. The Uppermost Scar from below.
 
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