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Notes: 2009 Tim Hills: Considering that this is Nottinghamshire's oldest known yew, it was in an appalling condition. Beneath the ivy that virtually smothered one half of the tree, I found a store of tinder dry brown yew foliage. The tree has fragmented into two distinct but well connected sections. That on the north side appeared dead, though a few branches laden with arils poked through the ivy which dominated this part of the tree. In Mark Fretwell's photos from 2018 it appears that the truncated fragment is now dead. With a girth above 22', this is a veteran, possibly even an ancient yew and deserves better.
Classification: veteran
Classification Codes: V-g
Girth cm: 671
Height measured: at 30cm
Girth ft ins: 22' approx. at 1'
Sex: female
Earliest mention: 1864
Source of earliest mention: Nottinghamshire History, Directory and Gazetteer
Date of visit: 08-Sep-09
Latest information: Mark Fretwell 2018: The yew was measured at 0.30m, the height of the previous recording, and a girth of 6.80m was recorded. The ivy looks less of a problem than the comments posted in 2009.

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