Ancient Tree Survey

We carried out an ancient tree survey at Moorhouse Woods today.

This involved identifying all trees with a girth of 300cm+ (a tree with a girth above 300cm indicates that it may be ancient). We then had to take note for each one the particular species, it’s condition, location, habitat, and possible threats.

Some of the species identified included Common Lime (Tilia europaea), English Oak (Quercus robur), Sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus), Ash (Fraxinus excelsior) and Common Beech (Fagus sylvatica).

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Kate | National Trust

Kate | National Trust

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