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