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Tree ID: 5339

Yews recorded: Ancient 5m-7m

Tree girth: 627cm

Girth height: at 90cm

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: 21-Jul-18

Source of earliest mention: 1862: Arcisse de Caumont


In Arcisse de Caumont’s 1862 Statistique monumental du Calvados, vol 4, he recorded a girth of 4 m 10 cm, but made no mention of the height at which it was measured. In 2018 I recorded as follows: 6.69 m at 50 cm; 6.27 m at 100 cm; 6.21 m at 120 cm; 6.20 m at 140 cm. In 156 years the gain in girth is between 2.10 m and 2.59 m. The yew has a fluted trunk and while it appears solid, some old sapwood showing at the base reveals that there are hollow spaces within. The large girth is retained for a considerable height.

Yew trees at Auvillars:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
5339 Auvillars Ancient 5m-7m 627cm at 90cm - view more info