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Propped Yews in Churchyards

Introduction Propping Whole Trees Keeping a Clear Path
Carrying the Canopy Overhead A Single Support Candidates for Future Propping?

PROPPED YEWS in churchyards
by Tim Hills

Introduction

Meeting Heath and Safety regulations is of concern to those who share the responsibility for maintaining our churchyards, but while the fear of litigation and financial liability cannot be ignored, it should not override common sense.

When a risk assessment is carried out on one of Britain’s ancient yews and a cause for concern is expressed, the remedy does not necessarily have to be costly or complicated; in many cases it can be as simple as the provision of a few well placed props.

Introduction Propping Whole Trees Keeping a Clear Path
Carrying the Canopy Overhead A Single Support Candidates for Future Propping?