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Saint- Launeuc

Nearest town: Rennes

Site type: churchyard

Access: Public

Church name: St Leonore

Diocese: No Data

County: Cotes d' Armor - Bretagne

Country: France

Grid ref: not known

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: 12-Jul-18

Recorded by: Tim Hills

Protection & responsibility: No data

Yews recorded at this site: Ancient 5m-7m, Notable

Notes: The largest of two yews grows SE of the church, with a smaller specimen west of the church. In 2001 the tree was named as an 'Arbre remarquable de France' by the Association A.R.B.R.E.S. (Arbres remarquables bilan, recherches, etudes et sauvegarde). The noticeboard states that 'The yew, sacred to the Celts, was planted at Saint-Launeuc at the time of the construction of Saint Leonore's church in the 13th century'.

Yew trees at Saint- Launeuc:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
5378 Saint- Launeuc Ancient 5m-7m 618cm at 100cm - view more info
5369 Saint- Launeuc Notable 351cm at 100cm - view more info