TL2418 : Pollarded Hornbeam Trees on Mardley Heath

taken 7 years ago, near to Woolmer Green, Hertfordshire, Great Britain

Pollarded Hornbeam Trees on Mardley Heath
Pollarded Hornbeam Trees on Mardley Heath
These trees were last pollarded in 1991
Mardley Heath Nature Reserve
Mardley was one of the historic manors of the parish of Welwyn. Mardley Heath was unenclosed heathland and wood pasture until it was enclosed in about 1810, when it was planted as woodland. In the 20th century gravel and sand were extracted from the centre of the site leaving a broad band of semi-natural woodland around the perimeter. This ceased in 1967 and the largest pit was used as landfill until 1976. Much of the rest of the excavated land, which consisted of mounds and hollows reverted to birch woodland and since then the site has been improved and designated as a nature reserve in 1998.

For more information see Welwyn Hatfield Council web page on Mardley Heath LinkExternal link and the associated reports.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 25 May, 2013   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 28 May, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Sport, Leisure  Woodland, Forest 
Tree (from Tags)
Hornbeam  Pollarded 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 2496 1863 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:51.1370N 0:11.2272W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 2497 1863
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
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