A Cotswold Year - Charting the seasons in the South Cotswolds


Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Thin Woodland Soil

This recent quarrying for hardcore used on woodland tracks shows the underlying geology of the Cotswold woodland near Horsley.
The trees are growing in a thin layer of soil above the limestone so it is not surprising that some blow over in the winter gales.
The Inferior Oolite layer below the shale can be used for building but contains more fossils than the Great Oolite layer so is not so sought after,

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