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Awre

Tree ID: 265

Yews recorded: Ancient 5m-7m

Tree girth: 625cm

Girth height: at 5cm

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: 10-Jan-98

Source of earliest mention: 1884: Kelly's directory

Notes:

January 1998 – Tim Hills: A cross section at the ground would show two separate pieces. These join at 5’/6′ and support a fine spread of branches. Its distinctive bark is unusually grey in colour. Girths were 19′ 11” (607cm) at the base, 23′ 6” (716cm) at 3′ and 20′ 9” (632cm) at 4′ 6”.
2008 Tim Hills: Girths of 20′ 2” (615cm) at the base and 23′ 6” (716cm) at 3′ recorded. September 2014 – Peter Norton: The large fragmenting male yew grows northeast of the church. It will eventually split into two halves and at present it is possible to step inside and look upwards. The girth was about 20′ 6” (625cm) using an undulating tape close to the ground. At about 1′ the girth was 20′ 10” (635cm) where 7 nails indicate the height. At the south lych gate was a young male girthing 10′ 10” at about 3′, although thick ivy stems would make this measurement an indicator only. East of the church is a millennium yew.

Yew trees at Awre:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
265 Awre Ancient 5m-7m 625cm at 5cm - view more info