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Yew/Yews at Aston le Walls England

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Copyright © Tim Hills - 2009
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Notes: Tim Hills 2009: A girth of 'about 15ft' was quoted in Cornish's 1946 book. This was almost certainly an underestimation for the tree now girthed 18' 11'' in 2009. It has a great presence in this raised churchyard.
Classification: veteran
Classification Codes: V-g
Girth cm: 577
Height measured:
Girth ft ins: 18' 11'' at 3' above tomb
Sex: female
Earliest mention: 1946
Source of earliest mention: The Churchyard Yew - V.Cornish
Date of visit: 07-Sep-09
Latest information: Peter Norton 14th March 2016: The church was erected in 1240 but contains some earlier 12th century fabric. It was restored around the 1870's. The veteran female has a fine fluted stem along with a flared root. There was much adventitious growth on the southwest side of the tree. The crown did not look too healthy having brown tips on much of the tree. Measured at 3' from the ground (south side of tree) and threading the tape through the young growth, a girth of 18' 11'' was recorded. A further two young yews grow on both the east and west sides of the burial ground.

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