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

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 371
 Date Entered 29/11/2011
 Updated on 03/12/2011
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Tree Site Record
 Record Type Botanical HER
 Site Access Private
 Record Date 30/01/2011
 Location Kisdon West. Hooker Mill Scar
 Civil Parish Muker
 Brit. National Grid SD 8950 9920
 Altitude 450m
 Geology Sheer cliff formed from the Underset Limestone with vegetated talus slope below.
 Record Name MUK140 Kisdon, Hooker Mill Hole Scar. Relict woodland with yews, juniper and aspen.
 Record Description Sheer limestone cliff facing due west. Limestone ashwood with stunted aspens scattered across the whole face of the cliff and self seeding in the turf below. Yews compete hopelessly for space with self seeded larches along the whole of the top edge of the cliff. A number of very small junipers are scattered along the lower part of the cliff. This Scar is the only cliff in Swaledale to possess aspen, juniper and yew in direct association. Vegetation not yet listed.
 Dimensions See photographs
 Geographical area Upper Swaledale
 Species Yew with aspen and juniper (prostrate form?)
 Additional Notes The migration of self seeded larches from the mature larch plantation is a salutary example of the unexpected consequences of planting exotic trees for the very best of landscape intentions.
 Image 1 ID 732         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Hooker Mill Scar with yew,aspen and juniper competing for space with self seeded larch.
 Image 2 ID 731         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Hooker Mill Scar from the B6270 road.
 Image 3 ID 1492         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Junipers below Hooker Mill Hole.
 Image 4 ID 1493         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description View of the Scar from above.
 Image 5 ID 1495         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description Skeletal remains of yew at top edge of the Scar.
 Image 6 ID 1497         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description Face of Scar with juniper, aspen and self seeded larch.
 Image 7 ID 1498         Click image to enlarge
 Image 7 Description Face of Scar. Detail of the crowded vegetation with juniper, aspen and self seeded larch.
 
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