Isles of Scilly - AONB

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Wooded Hill, Tresco

Hills with Woodland

Key Features:

– Predominantly limited to Tresco though with some area also in northern St Mary’s.

– Low granite mounds with broad plateaux tops.

– Plateaux tops clothed in dense plantations of mixed woodland, much of it under repair following extensive storm damage during the 1990’s.

– Woodlands provide shelter and salt filter for the sub-tropical Tresco Abbey Gardens.

– Hill-slopes of Middle Down on Tresco are in mixed agricultural use.

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