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Yew/Yews at Totteridge England

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Notes: March 2001 Tim Hills: From a platform within the yew can be seen a young rising central branch, along with 6 growth areas, many where new branches grow alongside remnants of the dead branches they replace. This main growth emerges from the ground inside the tree through the layer of humus that makes up the platform. This perhaps goes some way to explaining why measurements recorded from as long ago as 1677 show little difference today. This yew would seem to have been growing from the inside for a considerable period of time.
Classification: ancient
Classification Codes: A-g, pg, hist
Girth cm: 788
Height measured: at 90cm
Girth ft ins: 25' 10'' at 3' in 2001
Sex: female
Earliest mention: 1677
Source of earliest mention: Measured by Sir John Cullum - information collected by Allen Meredith
Date of visit: 23-Feb-01
Latest information: October 2008 - Girth of 7m 97 at 0.95m recorded by Steve Waters - Ancient Tree Hunt. Hollow trunk and decaying wood in the crown noted.

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