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Abbots Leigh

Tree ID: 225

Yews recorded: Ancient 7m+

Tree girth: 726cm

Girth height: at 15cm

Tree sex: female

Date of visit: 1-Sep-97

Source of earliest mention: 1829: Delineations of the north western division of the county of Somerset - Rutter


September 1997 – Tim Hills: Most of the bole covered in live wood. Adventitious growth on much of the tree’s surface area, including branches. Some of the hollow spaces have been filled with stones. Girth of 23′ 10″ (726cm) between the ground and 1′.
July 2015 – Peter Norton: This is one of many yews in the churchyard. One small cavity at the base of the tree allows a large internal stem to be seen within the hollowing bole. The hollowing can be followed upwards into the crown. One area of white wood is being slowly covered with the flow of secondary wood. Much epicormic growth is evident throughout the tree and measuring the yew close to the ground was hampered by this extra growth, particularly on the yew’s northeast side. The 24′ 10” (757cm) recorded can only be seen as a girth indicator.
More information is available on the Diocese of Bristol webpage.

Yew trees at Abbots Leigh:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
225 Abbots Leigh Ancient 7m+ 726cm at 15cm - view more info