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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
Description:

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.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Birch interacts

Comments

lavateraguy's picture

leaves

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

Rachy Ramone's picture

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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