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Yew/Yews at White Waltham England

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Notes: 1999 Tim Hills: All growth is to one side of its substantial bole. This consists of two main branches, while at the base where a third has been removed, new growth is establishing itself. The tree leans towards the church. When the large area of decaying wood disappears the yew will probably need propping and girth will be significantly reduced. Current girth swells by almost 8' between the ground and a height of 4'.
Classification: veteran
Classification Codes: V-g
Girth cm: 584
Height measured: at the ground
Girth ft ins: 19' 2''
Sex: female
Earliest mention: 1850
Source of earliest mention: Ecclesiastical Topography
Date of visit: 26-Feb-99
Latest information: 29th Oct 2013 Peter Norton: This impressive female grows close to the northeast corner of the church and has a substantial loss of a major branch. A mass of aerial roots from the living wood into the decaying bole is much in evidence. The minimum girth was recorded as 19' at a mixture of root crown and 6'' from the ground. Alder is beginning to colonise the under storey.

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