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Moss and Heights Spring Wood - Tree Survey

A Woodland Management Grant from the Forestry Commission has been awarded to BHMAT for Moss and Height Spring Wood (directions here).

One of the requirements specified as part of the Important UK Biodiversity Action Plan is for the veteran trees within the woodland to be mapped. We went a bit further than that and early in 2013 we recorded 41 'notable' trees that are detailed below. It is intended that a few of these will be entered on the national Ancient Tree Hunt website soon.

Please scroll down to view the map and table of data. Hover over or click on a tree to find out more...

Crab Apple

Canopy closing, growing moss and lichen. Considerable epicormics.

Location:

Ref: CA1
19/03/13

Oak

Dead wood in crown. Standing on slope. Growing lichen and moss. Previously noted in 2002 and 2004.

Location: By path

Ref: O1
19/03/13

Rowan?

Not well. Dying bark, honey fungus, boring beetles and wood pecker attacks.

Location: By path

Ref: R1
19/03/13

Oak

Dead wood in crown, noted in 2002 and 2004.

Location: By path

Ref: O2
19/03/13

Oak

Dead wood in crown, noted in 2002 and 2004.

Location: By path

Ref: O3
19/03/13

Oak

Location: On top of hill

Ref: O3A
19/03/13

Oak

Dead wood in crown.

Location: By path

Ref: O3B
19/03/13

Scots Pine

Much Holly around base.

Ref: SP1
19/03/13

Oak

Slight lean away from path. Dead wood in crown. Noted in 2002 and 2004.

Location: By path

Ref: O4
19/03/13

Crab Apple

Growing lichen, moss and fern.

Location: By path

Ref: CA2
19/03/13

Birch

5 main stems.

Ref: Bi1
19/03/13

Crab Apple

Curvy.

Location: By stream, 15m from BOAT.

Ref: CA8
26/03/13

Crab Apple

Near pitstead, apples longer than normal.

Location: By path

Ref: CA3
26/03/13

Crab Apple

Not far from path and stream, 6 main stems.

Ref: CA4
26/03/13

Holly

Growing on steep bank near boundary fence. Three main stems. Dying at top. Big cleft in main stem and hollowing. Noted in 2004.

Ref: H1
19/03/13

Oak merged with Holly

Oak at steep angle, growing adjacent with Yews on rocky bluff. Five main Hollies, one merged with Oak. Noted in 2002 and 2004.

Ref: HO5
19/03/13

Yew

Noted in 2002 and 2004.

Ref: Y1
19/03/13

Yew

Noted in 2002 and 2004.

Ref: Y2
19/03/13

Yew

Noted in 2002 and 2004.

Ref: Y3
19/03/13

Yew

Noted in 2002 and 2004.

Ref: Y4
19/03/13

Yew

Noted in 2002 and 2004.

Ref: Y5
19/03/13

Yew

Noted in 2002 and 2004.

Ref: Y6
19/03/13

Holly

Ref: H2
26/03/13

Scots Pine

Ref: SP2
26/03/13

Yew

Close to byway, strange bark growing on branches.

Location: By path

Ref: Y7
26/03/13

Oak

By boundary wall

Ref: O7
26/03/13

Scots Pine

Close to stream.

Ref: SP3
26/03/13

Scots Pine

Near top of hill, smaller SP at top, further north.

Ref: SP4
26/03/13

Oak

Twin trunks, growing into boundary wall.

Ref: O8
26/03/13

Oak

Several broken branches, recorded in 2002 and 2004.

Ref: O6
26/03/13

Beech

Growing on steep slope, not far from path.

Ref: Be1
26/03/13

Scots Pine

On top of hill,several Sps about. Large broken branch.

Ref: SP5
26/03/13

Crab Apple

Three main stems, merged with Oak. Near pitstead?

Ref: CA5
26/03/13

Oak merged with Holly

Four Oak stems. Six Holly stems.

Ref: HO9
26/03/13

Crab Apple

Apples larger than normal.

Ref: CA6
26/03/13

Ash

Approximately 20 stems, largest 0.56 girth.

Ref: As1
26/03/13

Crab Apple

Alongside path and pitstead.

Ref: CA7
26/03/13

Crab Apple

Two main stems, possible pitstead nearby. Close to BOAT.

Ref: CA9
15/05/13

Alder

Nine stems,largest 0.75 girth. Bill Hogarth used to point out!

Location: By BOAT

Ref: Al1
26/03/13

Beech

Early division into two main stems, growing on slope.

Location: By BOAT

Ref: Be2
26/03/13

Beech

Considerable surrounding sapling growth.

Location: By BOAT

Ref: Be3
26/03/13

Ref Tree species Date of survey Girth (m) Height of girth measurement if not at 1.5m Tree form Location Comments
CA1 Crab Apple 19/03/13 0.94 0.85 Maiden Canopy closing, growing moss and lichen. Considerable epicormics.
O1 Oak 19/03/13 1.95 Maiden By path Dead wood in crown. Standing on slope. Growing lichen and moss. Previously noted in 2002 and 2004.
R1 Rowan? 19/03/13 Maiden By path Not well. Dying bark, honey fungus, boring beetles and wood pecker attacks.
O2 Oak 19/03/13 1.6 Maiden By path Dead wood in crown, noted in 2002 and 2004.
O3 Oak 19/03/13 1.7 1.3 Maiden By path Dead wood in crown, noted in 2002 and 2004.
O3A Oak 19/03/13 Maiden On top of hill
O3B Oak 19/03/13 1.9 Maiden By path Dead wood in crown.
SP1 Scots Pine 19/03/13 2.1 Maiden Much Holly around base.
O4 Oak 19/03/13 2.28 Maiden By path Slight lean away from path. Dead wood in crown. Noted in 2002 and 2004.
CA2 Crab Apple 19/03/13 0.98 1.4 Maiden By path Growing lichen, moss and fern.
Bi1 Birch 19/03/13 3m stool, 0.97 largest stem 0.3 Coppice 5 main stems.
CA8 Crab Apple 26/03/13 0.42 Maiden By stream, 15m from BOAT. Curvy.
CA3 Crab Apple 26/03/13 0.66 0.7 Coppice By path Near pitstead, apples longer than normal.
CA4 Crab Apple 26/03/13 0.7 1 Coppice Not far from path and stream, 6 main stems.
H1 Holly 19/03/13 1.17 1.3 Coppice Growing on steep bank near boundary fence. Three main stems. Dying at top. Big cleft in main stem and hollowing. Noted in 2004.
HO5 Oak merged with Holly 19/03/13 1.7 1.8 Coppice Oak at steep angle, growing adjacent with Yews on rocky bluff. Five main Hollies, one merged with Oak. Noted in 2002 and 2004.
Y1 Yew 19/03/13 2 Maiden Noted in 2002 and 2004.
Y2 Yew 19/03/13 2.4 Maiden Noted in 2002 and 2004.
Y3 Yew 19/03/13 2.2 Maiden Noted in 2002 and 2004.
Y4 Yew 19/03/13 2.3 Maiden Noted in 2002 and 2004.
Y5 Yew 19/03/13 1.8 Maiden Noted in 2002 and 2004.
Y6 Yew 19/03/13 2.5 Maiden Noted in 2002 and 2004.
H2 Holly 26/03/13 3.4 1.1 Multi
SP2 Scots Pine 26/03/13 2.7 1.3 Maiden
Y7 Yew 26/03/13 2.4 1.3 Maiden By path Close to byway, strange bark growing on branches.
O7 Oak 26/03/13 2.4 1.3 Maiden By boundary wall
SP3 Scots Pine 26/03/13 3.95 1.3 Maiden Close to stream.
SP4 Scots Pine 26/03/13 2.6 1.3 Maiden Near top of hill, smaller SP at top, further north.
O8 Oak 26/03/13 3.65 1.3 Twin Twin trunks, growing into boundary wall.
O6 Oak 26/03/13 2 1.3 Maiden Several broken branches, recorded in 2002 and 2004.
Be1 Beech 26/03/13 2.65 1.3 Maiden Growing on steep slope, not far from path.
SP5 Scots Pine 26/03/13 2.8 1.2 Maiden On top of hill,several Sps about. Large broken branch.
CA5 Crab Apple 26/03/13 0.6 0.8 Multi Three main stems, merged with Oak. Near pitstead?
HO9 Oak merged with Holly 26/03/13 1.35 1.3 Multi Four Oak stems. Six Holly stems.
CA6 Crab Apple 26/03/13 0.55 1.3 Maiden Apples larger than normal.
As1 Ash 26/03/13 6.3 1.3 Coppice Approximately 20 stems, largest 0.56 girth.
CA7 Crab Apple 26/03/13 Maiden Alongside path and pitstead.
CA9 Crab Apple 15/05/13 0.96 Multi Two main stems, possible pitstead nearby. Close to BOAT.
Al1 Alder 26/03/13 4.7 1.3 Coppice By BOAT Nine stems,largest 0.75 girth. Bill Hogarth used to point out!
Be2 Beech 26/03/13 2.95 1.3 Maiden By BOAT Early division into two main stems, growing on slope.
Be3 Beech 26/03/13 2.4 1.3 Maiden By BOAT Considerable surrounding sapling growth.
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