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Ancient Oak Tree

Observed: 4th June 2011 By: mab735
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
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Tree 1 4th June 2011 Newstead
Description:

Ancient Oak Tree observed in Newstead Woods, Orpington. Using the method suggested on www.stuffynwood.com of girth divided by 1.25cm, this tree is approx. 244 years old. I observed bright green algae and moss at the base; the ivy that had been climbing up it had died. There was no lichen. Deadwood was present on the ground and in Crow and holes were present in the stem. The height of the tree was approximately 16m.

Identifications
  • English Oak Tree
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
Species interactions

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