The Mound Area Conclusions
At ground level, the area is dominated by a native
species of grass Sheep's Fescue (Festuca ovina). However, alien Rhododendron
ponticum is the second most dominant species, covering more area than any of the
remaining 14 species on the Mound and almost half as much area as Festuca ovina.
With the mature trees Silver Birch (Betula pendula) is by far the most dominant species. Note however
that there are very few young Betula pendula, only 1.3% of ground cover in the
area is due to the species.