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Yew/Yews at Mamhilad Wales

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Copyright © Tim Hills - 1998
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Notes: Tree 1 on the plan and closest to the church by the south porch. A well documented tree consisting of 4 considerable areas of growth from a low bole. Between the 1998 and 2014 visits low growth has hidden the trunk when looked at from the porch. The formidable ancient is best seen from the opposite side. Girth recorded here is from 1998. It was unmeasurable in 2014.
Classification: ancient
Classification Codes: ancient - exceptional
Girth cm: 953
Height measured: at the ground
Girth ft ins: 31' 3'' at the ground -at 18'' where ground slopes
Sex: female
Earliest mention: 1799
Source of earliest mention: Coxe - Historical tour in Monmouthshire
Date of visit: 03-Jul-14
Latest information: 2017 Peter Norton: The tree was measured following a line close to the ground and threading the tape behind ivy and holly stems. A girth of 31' 7'' was recorded. Tree 2 on the plan, again close to the ground and recorded 22 2, but I see from records this is not the min girth. (1905-1907)

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