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...
Canopy closing, growing moss and lichen. Considerable epicormics.
Dead wood in crown. Standing on slope. Growing lichen and moss. Previously noted in 2002 and 2004.
Location: By path
Not well. Dying bark, honey fungus, boring beetles and wood pecker attacks.
Location: By path
Slight lean away from path. Dead wood in crown. Noted in 2002 and 2004.
Location: By path
Growing on steep bank near boundary fence. Three main stems. Dying at top. Big cleft in main stem and hollowing. Noted in 2004.
Oak at steep angle, growing adjacent with Yews on rocky bluff. Five main Hollies, one merged with Oak. Noted in 2002 and 2004.
Nine stems,largest 0.75 girth. Bill Hogarth used to point out!
Location: By BOAT
|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.|
|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.|