Upland for Juniper Project

The Uplands for Juniper Project aimed to survey the entire juniper resource in Cumbria and identify those populations most in need of restoration.

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Survey Area

Altitude of Cumbrian Juniper Populations:

Although a large number of juniper populations are found below 300m altitude, this chart masks the fact that stands above this altitude tend to have a greater number of bushes. The dark green bars show the altitudinal distribution of dwarf juniper populations.

Health categories of juniper populations:

58% of Cumbrian juniper populations are in decline, with sheep grazing affecting 48% of declining stands, red deer browsing affecting 11%, and shading affecting 13%. When only those stands which are sheep grazed are assessed, the proportions in the fast decline category increases drastically (see right).

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020 at 1:20pm
Really Nice Rust! https://t.co/FAWFSr6a7Q
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Bryan Yorke @BryanYorke
Today on Holme Stints (Hutton Roof) and now for a special RUST that affects JUNIPER which is called
"Gymnosporangium clavariiforme" https://t.co/UU8U1fH9Fj
Friday, May 1st, 2020 at 12:55pm
So we can confirm we have an EGG!!!👏
It was laid yesterday day afternoon when we noticed the female was sitting tight. In the evening the male brought in a fish and the pair changed over! Two more should be laid in the next few days. https://t.co/3GHTGbuyYu
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Friday, March 20th, 2020 at 5:59am
Wood anemones and early dog violets out by the river Wear in Durham now - getting outside and looking for signs of spring at this surreal time seems like the best #NaturalHealthService @BSBIbotany https://t.co/l2KoNthcz8 CumbriaBDC photo