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Yew/Yews at Tisbury England

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Copyright © Tim Hills - 1998
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Notes: 1998 Tim Hills: This is a well documented (though sometimes inaccurately) yew, photographed in Victorian times with a gentleman standing inside the hollow. (Lowe-1897) That space was filled with concrete in the middle of the last century.
Classification: ancient
Classification Codes: ancient - exceptional
Girth cm: 915
Height measured:
Girth ft ins: about 30' in 1998
Sex: female
Earliest mention: 1796
Source of earliest mention: Pedestrian Tour by Richard Phillips - The Monthly Magazine, Benjamin Franklin Collection
Date of visit: 11-Sep-98
Latest information: March 2012 Peter Norton: There are a total of twelve yews in the churchyard. Its most notable is Wiltshire's oldest tree, its vast hollow space filled with concrete. At about 6'' from the ground where 7 nails are embedded, a girth of 30' 2'' was recorded. In the hollow branch (closest to the church) is evidence of an aerial root. This branch is wired to the healthier looking leader furthest from the church. Of the smaller yews, a male on the north east perimeter had a girth of 10' 2'' at 1'. A further ten young yews, six males and four females, are scattered around the churchyard.

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