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Melliker Green Meopham

Nearest town: Rochester

Site type: No Data

Access: Public

Church name: No Data

Diocese: No Data

County: Kent

Country: England

Grid ref: TQ63786720

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: 13-Apr-10

Recorded by: Cliff Hansford

Protection & responsibility: No data

Yews recorded at this site: Ancient 4m-5m

Notes: At the junction of Longfield Road and Melliker Lane is a triangle of grass, once the smallest of village greens. In 1907 an 'Ancient Yew Tree' was described as growing on Melliker Green, protected by a fence. A series of photos of the tree can be seen in the Kew Bulletin of that year, Volumes 24-25 - Page 42. It is thought that this is one of those photographs. It shows quite clearly a yew which has lost half of its trunk, with an internal stem in the centre. In 1970 it was reported that a 'Young Yew tree was planted on Melliker Green as an ultimate replacement of the ancient one'.

Yew trees at Melliker Green Meopham:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
3258 Melliker Green Meopham Ancient 4m-5m No data available - view more info