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RE: age of (grown-out) oak coppice stool

Subject: RE: age of (grown-out) oak coppice stool
From: Brewster, Ian
Date: May 27 2020 16:08:32
Hi Rupert,

Despite the age of the coppice stem I would suggest you take a core, match it 
with growth patterns of other Oaks (dendrological growth patterns) to 
determine stool age, then you should have a good reference.

.
Hi Rupert,

Despite the age of the coppice stem I would suggest you take a core, match it 
with growth patterns of other Oaks (dendrological growth patterns) to 
determine stool age, then you should have a good reference.

.
From: uktc-request@xxxxxx.tree-care.info <uktc-request@xxxxxx.tree-care.info> 
On Behalf Of Rupert Baker
Sent: 27 May 2020 16:59
To: UK Tree Care <uktc@xxxxxx.tree-care.info>
Subject: age of (grown-out) oak coppice stool

Hi all,

One for the collective mind - whilst doing a tree survey, I have just come
across a very fine old multistemmed oak - 7 stems, 3 smaller - 25-35cm; 4
bigger - 60-66cm; 25m tall. Its base, on an old hedgebank, covers 5m along
the direction of the bank, and 2+m across it. Q. robur not petrea.

I have been wondering how many times its been pollarded in the past - ie how
old it is as an organism. It - and most of the oak around about - are
'sprouty' rather than clean-stemmed, so would coppice and pollard well;
there is one old pollard on the site, but most of the trees are younger,
either maidens or singled /double coppice stems in what was an old wood.

The hedgebank was on the edge of a small stream (now culverted) running down
to a slightly larger one, according to old maps, with parcels of woodland,
and scrub and coppice, all around. Its on heavy clay - good oak growing
ground - and some of the woodland parcels look to be ASNW; it is in ancient
countryside in Mid-Devon - 'Several' (French Seurall), rather than
'Champion' (Fr Champagne); on the boundary between two parishes - one with a
village, the other enucleated; so it might well have been there for some
time..

Any thoughts welcomed



Atb

Rupert




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 From: uktc-request@xxxxxx.tree-care.info 
<uktc-request@xxxxxx.tree-care.info> On Behalf Of Rupert Baker
Sent: 27 May 2020 16:59
To: UK Tree Care <uktc@xxxxxx.tree-care.info>
Subject: age of (grown-out) oak coppice stool

Hi all,

One for the collective mind - whilst doing a tree survey, I have just come
across a very fine old multistemmed oak - 7 stems, 3 smaller - 25-35cm; 4
bigger - 60-66cm; 25m tall. Its base, on an old hedgebank, covers 5m along
the direction of the bank, and 2+m across it. Q. robur not petrea.

I have been wondering how many times its been pollarded in the past - ie how
old it is as an organism. It - and most of the oak around about - are
'sprouty' rather than clean-stemmed, so would coppice and pollard well;
there is one old pollard on the site, but most of the trees are younger,
either maidens or singled /double coppice stems in what was an old wood.

The hedgebank was on the edge of a small stream (now culverted) running down
to a slightly larger one, according to old maps, with parcels of woodland,
and scrub and coppice, all around. Its on heavy clay - good oak growing
ground - and some of the woodland parcels look to be ASNW; it is in ancient
countryside in Mid-Devon - 'Several' (French Seurall), rather than
'Champion' (Fr Champagne); on the boundary between two parishes - one with a
village, the other enucleated; so it might well have been there for some
time..

Any thoughts welcomed



Atb

Rupert




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