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Yew/Yews at Craigends Scotland

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Notes: This is the largest girthed of the 4 yews and was described in Andrew Morton's Tree Heritage of Britain and Ireland (1998) as 'very much alive but it has split, with branches layering into the surrounding ground'. It was described by Donald Roger in 2000 as 'split and layering'. A girth of 21' (640cm) at 1' was recorded in 1890. In 2016 a girth of 868cm (28' 6'') was recorded at the same height, the large increase due to the tree splitting apart. This tree is number 31468 on the Ancient Tree Hunt website and is located at NS4199566134.
Classification: veteran
Classification Codes: V
Girth cm: 868
Height measured: at 30cm
Girth ft ins: 28' 6'' at 1'
Sex: unspecified
Earliest mention: 1890
Source of earliest mention: On the Old and Remarkable Yew Trees in Scotland by Robert Hutchison
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