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Ancient/Veteran Tree

Observed: 21st October 2012 By: jcassidy
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
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Ancient/Veteran Tree Hunt
Ancient/Veteran Tree Hunt
Ancient/Veteran Tree Hunt

Gnarled base of the tree with fungi. 4.6m; several hollowed apertures with resembled aerial roots. Spider webs spun across many apertures. Small, toothed leaf with rounded/nearly heart shaped base and pointed tip, length range 3-4cm. Possible Birch family.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Birch interacts


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The leaves in the first picture are sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus). However the trunk looks like a birch (Betula sp.).

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Crick in neck...

Any chance you could pivot/rotate your photos then save them, before uploading them?

I thought your first few were all of fallen trunks....

Rachy Ramone

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