oil refinery from shale oil works, Glan Davis

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Comments (2)

monperrot on March 26, 2009


Such a pity that so many of the trees down amongst those buildings and near the road are those dratted Boxthorns. Even in the late 1980s, they were mature enough that I actually had paint scratches on vehicles from the thorns. From the road, I suppose much of the view of the whole site proper is blocked by them now.

EcologistGreg on March 27, 2009

Hi Monperrot, and thanks for your comments on this and other photos in the Glen Davis area.

Actually, they are not boxthorns (Lycium) but Honey Locust (Gleditsia). Boxthorns are much nicer plants! (tongue firmly planted into cheek.)

Access to the 'flat' part of the site is still blocked by fences and hedges, so this is the only really accesible way into the site (from the SE corner). The airphoto image shows quite well the brighter green canopy of the honey locusts around the site. This photo was taken in 2005.

Cheers, Greg

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