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Yew/Yews at Alton Priors England

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Notes: January 1998 Tim Hills: Here are two sustantial fragments, with a gap between them of 56cm (1' 10") on one side and 97cm (3' 2") on the other.
Classification: ancient
Classification Codes: A-g, frs
Girth cm: 836
Height measured: at the ground
Girth ft ins: 27' 5" in 1998
Sex: female
Earliest mention: 1980
Source of earliest mention: Tree Register Data Base -Allen Meredith
Date of visit: 01-Jan-98
Latest information: 5th April 2012 (Peter Norton) - Tree looked in good condition with healthy foliage. Height of girth recordings taken from the ground nearest the church. 27' 9'' close to the ground (one rusty bent over nail marks the position). 28' at 1', 28' 2'' at 2' and 28' 7'' at 3'. Other nails had been removed, the stained outer bark indicating where these had once been hammered in. May 2006 (Jack Oliver -Tree Register`s Wiltshire recorder) - Hollow, 2 halves separated but clearly originally one tree. Both halves very healthy, similar heights of 16m but reduced by surgery. Girth at 1.5m = 875cm; at 0.3m = 850cm. W half at 1.5m = 438cm; E half at 1.5m = 500cm. Crown spread E-W = 17.3m, N-S = 13m (limited by wall of church).

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