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Yew/Yews at Benington England

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Notes: February 1999 Tim Hills: The hollow yew apparently fell more than 100 years ago. It is a classic example of how a fallen yew may not only remain alive, but also thrive. The area around it was being used at the time as a dump for concrete, dead flowers, a rubbish bin and compost heap.
Classification: ancient
Classification Codes: A-g
Girth cm: 701
Height measured:
Girth ft ins: 23' recorded in Meredith's gazetteer
Sex: male
Earliest mention: 1938
Source of earliest mention: The King's England - Arthur Mee
Date of visit: 26/02/1999
Latest information: October 2009 - Ian Robert Brown - Tree appears in good health, with large amounts of new growth. July 2005 - Paul Phillips -it is intended to remove the rubbish collection point from beneath the tree and relocate it elsewhere. It will then be possible to make the tree a feature of the churchyard. 2002 David Alderman reported the following: `Male tree SW of church. Split, collapsed, hollow and propped horizontally with vertical side branches from bole including 14m x 45cm dia. Impossible to measure accurately but probably 7-8m girth if upright and intact.`

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