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Dunkeld Cathedral, Perth and Kinross

Dunkeld Cathedral, Perth and Kinross

Preen Manor, Shropshire

Preen Manor, Shropshire

Llanfeugan, Breconshire

Llanfeugan, Breconshire

Ancient Yew Group Logo Bettws Newydd, Monmouthshire

Bettws Newydd, Monmouthshire

Molash, Kent

Molash, Kent

Care and Management

The UK is unique in Europe in having a priceless resource of ancient yews. We must then consider their careful management and also look towards caring for the ancient yews of the future.

Please be advised that whilst the information here is a good starting point, each ancient yew tree is different in regard to its specific location and with its specific issues, and we recommend obtaining professional advice from a suitably qualified arborist* before any tree works are carried out.

* Members of the Arboricutural Association, Institute of Chartered Foresters, Consulting Arborist Society, Ancient Tree Forum or an ISA Certified Arborist. Alternatively, a consulting arborist recommended by your local Council Tree/Forestry Officer

The Farringdon Yew - management following a partial collapse - Peter Norton
A special case for management - Chris Knapman
Management considerations - Russell Ball
Ivy - to leave or remove
Caring for yews
Good practice - some examples
Ancient yews and TPO's
Golden Rules for Campaigning

Written by Rachel Palmer of the Dorset branch of the International Tree Foundation.

Our neglected heritage - The ancient yews of Britain
Fighting for trees
Caynham crown reduction
Pathological Advisory Note
Death by Pollarding
In Defense of Younger Yews
How three young yews were saved in Croatia
Spotlight on the Ancient Yew Group
Lost yews