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Ancient Oak, Newstead Wood

Observed: 4th June 2011 By: mab735
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
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Ancient Oak, Newstead Wood
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. 240 years old. I observed bright green algae and moss at the base; a climber, as yet unidentified was around the tree, ivy was also present. There was also grey/green foliose 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
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
Species interactions

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