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Growth at base of Common Ash

Observed: 15th January 2011 By: flickblinker
ash_moss
Description:

Can anyone identify this please. It is growing at the base of a lot of Ash trees. It is easy to rub off.
I intend to coppice these trees. Will it suppress the growth of new buds.
Thanks.

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Norris's picture

It's a moss...

It is a moss, a lower plant, which to identify to a named species really needs a photo or photos that show the shape of the leaves, eg pointed, rounded and other features of the leaves. It looks like a common species, perhaps Clustered Feather-moss (Rhynchostegium confertum)?

It wont affect any re-growth of coppiced trees, but does provide habitat for invertebrates etc.