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The Flandrian Woods of Lewis (Scotland)
D. A. Wilkins
Journal of Ecology
Vol. 72, No. 1 (Mar., 1984), pp. 251-258
Published by: British Ecological Society
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2260017
Page Count: 8
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(1) Macroscopic tree remains were collected from the blanket peat at forty sites on the island of Lewis. All were found within 50 cm of the base of the peat. Pinus and Salix material took the form of stumps and roots, but that of Betula appeared to consist of fallen branches. (2) Eleven samples were dated. Salix ranged from 9140 B.P. to 8550 B.P., Betula from 7980 B.P. to 5030 B.P. and Pinus from 4870 B.P. to 3910 B.P. (3) Previous pollen analytical work had suggested a complete lack of trees on the island during the Flandrian.
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