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Yew/Yews at Thorpe Mandeville England

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Copyright © Ian Robert Brown - 2007
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Notes: February 1999 Tim Hills: Completely hollow, its space filled to a height of 3' with a thin layer of rich black soil on top of crumbling red heartwood wood with white stringy roots.
Classification: veteran
Classification Codes: V-g
Girth cm: 594
Height measured: at 30cm
Girth ft ins: 19' 6'' at 1' in 1999
Sex: male
Earliest mention: 1945
Source of earliest mention: The King's England - Arthur Mee
Date of visit: 20-Feb-99
Latest information: 13th March 2016 Peter Norton: Thorp is an Old Norse generic name for a village and therefore the village may well have originated as a Danish settlement sometime after the Danes invaded England in the 9th century. Thorpe Mandeville had a parish church by the end of the 11th century. The present church dates from the 14th century and has several medieval wall paintings. The veteran male yew grows on a small mound opposite the southeast corner of the church. It has a fine bole with a large basal cavity on the northeast side which allows you to view a hollowed bole that is filled with needle drop to a height of about 3'. Also visible is a large girthed and fine internal root. The crown was healthy. Girth was 20 1 at about 6 where several nails mark an undulating height. To the east of the church and on the perimeter is a younger male yew whose branches have been allowed to dip to the ground and several of these have rooted and fine upward growth can now be seen. A further young male grows to the north on a small mound, both of these are around the 9ft girth. 2007 Ian Robert Brown - Large and healthy spread of foilage. Trunk hollowing with internal growth in the centre of the tree.No sign of disease. Appears very healthy.

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