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Yew/Yews at Shottesbrooke Park England

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Copyright © Tim Hills - 2000
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Notes: 2000 Tim Hills: A pollarded yew WSW of the church. Its complete 3' high shell gives it an exceptional appearance.
Classification: veteran
Classification Codes: V-g
Girth cm: 627
Height measured: at narrowest point
Girth ft ins: 20' 7'' in 2000
Sex: unspecified
Earliest mention: 1854
Source of earliest mention: Post Office Directory of Berkshire
Date of visit: 13-Jan-00
Latest information: April 2010 - Dave Kenny reports that the yew looks almost identical in form to how it was in 2000 except that `there is now quite a sizeable walnut tree emerging from the centre of the hollow trunk, right over the canopy of the yew (you can see the walnut starting to tower over the yew in one of the images on the ATH taken by Elizabeth Henderson in summer 2008. Tree No 10723). This could in time cause problems and may already be pushing the old hollow stump apart slightly. Girth measured at 6.35m today. The photo shows the hollow trunk, below canopy. Canopy looks much as in 2010 photo, very stunted but healthy.`

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