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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 292
 Date Entered 31/10/2011
 Updated on 22/08/2012
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Tree Site Record
 Record Type Botanical HER
 Site Access Public Footpath
 Record Date 14/09/2011
 Location Barney Beck Woods. West Bank.
 Civil Parish Melbecks
 Brit. National Grid SE 00157 99594
 Altitude 308m
 Geology Steam cut ravine through Glacial Drift over Middle Limestone Series
 Record Name Melbecks CP. Barney Beck Woods, West Bank. Native woodland with aspen.
 Record Description Birch dominant but with aspen,some alder, sallow and rowan.
 Dimensions N/A see photos
 Geographical area Mid Swaledale
 Additional Notes Two aspen groves were noted in this vicinity. That photographed here is composed of a total of 10 trees which are likely to be cloned. All the aspen trees were old, several fallen and no regeneration was noted in spite of the secure fence. These records together with the previous record of a cloned aspen grove at Daggerstones reinforcee the conclusion that aspens were once widespread on the lower dale sides here.
 Image 1 ID 1115         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Barney Beck and Calver from the west. Aspen grove at fence at top of near (western) bank.
 Image 2 ID 1116         Click image to enlarge
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 Image 3 ID 1117         Click image to enlarge
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 Image 4 ID 1118         Click image to enlarge
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