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The Wet Woodland Survey

The Bluebell Area Conclusions

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Three native species dominate this area at ground level with Bluebell covering the greatest percentage area.   However, it should be remembered that Bluebells produce all their "above ground" growth during the spring, and in the summer this growth dies back to nothing.  At other times of the year, the most visibly dominant species would be mosses and ferns.  Bracken and  Broad Buckler Ferns are prominent in this area although they do not appear in the survey "top three".  Neither non-native cherry or Rhododendron appear to have a significant presence in this part of the Wet Woodland. 

For mature trees, Silver Birch (Betula pendula) has the greatest percentage frequency as well as largest height.  Oregon Ash (Fraxinus latifolia) is non-native to Britain but is the second most populous mature tree in the Bluebell Area.  A significant part of the Bluebell Area is covered by the overhang of a large beech tree, whose main trunk lies just outside of the surveyed area.

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