Go to map

Asham Wood near Whatley

Tree ID: 2159

Yews recorded: Ancient 5m-7m

Tree girth: 533cm

Girth height: at 60cm

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: 9-Jan-06

Source of earliest mention: 2001: Steve Smith


2001 – Steve Smith: Girth of 520 cm at 1.4m.
2006 – Tim Hills: A fine expansive solid looking tree with many branches from 8′. Some dead branches in the centre have new replacements attached. A makeshift shelter had been built nearby and large fires have burnt themselves out. Girth of 17′ 6” (533cm) at 2′.
2013 – Peter Norton: Close to a well defined path and behind deer fencing, which has been breached sometime in the past, indicating a site often visited. The tree has several lower protrusions which negates a measurement at the root crown, also one large thick ivy stem would also added to the girth. At 3′ the tape can be threaded behind the ivy stem and the lower spray to reveal a girth of 17′ 6” (5.33m). The yew has an approximate break of crown at 8′ from which many branches emerge. The crown looked healthy with no apparent dieback. No basal cavities were noted and the bole does not indicate being hollow.
Recorded on the Ancient Tree Hunt site as 11928 with a girth of 5.5m at 1.5m.The tree is visible from Google Maps at 51.211098,-2.411864.

Yew trees at Asham Wood near Whatley:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
2159 Asham Wood near Whatley Ancient 5m-7m 533cm at 60cm - view more info
2160 Asham Wood near Whatley Ancient 4m-5m 411cm at the ground - view more info