Friday, March 26, 2010

Lichens in Toft Wood

Toft Wood was first planted in 1995 so it is less than 20 years old but the lichens are flourishing on the trees. The yellow one is Xanthoria parietina or similar species and the grey one a Lecanora species. It is thought that the large increase in these particular
families of lichens is due to the increase in nitrogen levels from vehicles etc.

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