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Tree ID: 264

Yews recorded: Ancient 7m+

Tree girth: No data

Girth height: No data

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: 9-Aug-99

Source of earliest mention: 1888: Naturalist Society excursion on 1st April led by C.Lynam


August 1999 – Tim Hills: All that remains is this fragment of ancient shell which leans across the path. It is supported on a single prop, which holds up branches laden with thick foliage. It was recorded in Meredith’s gazetteer (found in The Sacred Yew by Chetan and Brueton – 1994) with a girth of 14′.
October 2007 – Ian Robert Brown: Tree leans at 45 degrees. A hollow shell with living sapwood running under the old hollow shell in strips. Good spread of foliage with many young limbs and branches. Tree appears in good health despite initial appearance. A second prop has been introduced since the tree was recorded in 1999.

Yew trees at Astbury:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
264 Astbury Ancient 7m+ No data available - view more info