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Yew/Yews at Shaftesbury England

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Notes: Tim Hills 2006: This is undoubtedly a yew of unique appearance and worthy of attention, though the overgrown graveyard makes close inspection impossible. Is it regrowth from an old stump or an old hollowing yew that collapsed? It has certainly been like this for long enough for substantial newer upright branches to grow through the tangle of very red old branches.
Classification: notable
Classification Codes: N
Girth cm:
Height measured:
Girth ft ins: unmeasurable
Sex: male
Earliest mention: 2006
Source of earliest mention: Angela King, Shaftesbury Tree Group
Date of visit: 07-Apr-06
Latest information: Peter Norton 2016: The invasive laurel has been cut back along with other shrubs that previously prevented us from looking at the whole tree. I was able to tape around a mixture of root crown and ground and recorded 23' 0'. Half a dozen stems grow from a very low break of crown from which two have been lopped a long time ago, the remaining four having further sub-divisions.

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