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Sir Arthur George Tansley FLS, FRS (15 August 1871 – 25 November 1955) was an English botanist and a pioneer in the science of ecology.
It would appear that he visited Wistman’s Wood as there is a small clump (now just one very lonely tree) named after him (see map).
“Tansley (1939) featured it [Wistman’s Wood] as an example of oak woodland growing at the extreme limits of its climatic tolerance, where individuals grew only as multi-stemmed, almost prostrate scrub, creeping over large granite boulders.” (Reference).
The featured image is a ‘double exposure’ combing my photo with that of the Wikipedia photo of Sir Arthur Tansley (1893).