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Baddesley Clinton

Tree ID: 3060

Yews recorded: Notable

Tree girth: 365cm

Girth height: at 90cm

Tree sex: female

Date of visit: 7-Sep-09

Source of earliest mention: 1875: The Penny Post


1875: The Penny Post noted ‘an old yew-tree’ at this site.
1925: The History of the County of Warwick described ‘an ancient yew tree, partly hollow’.
September 2009 – Tim Hills: The bole is a hollow shell, with two gaps at the ground of 1′ 5” and 6”. There is a complete circle of wood from 5′ and above, and from here several thick branches grow upwards. Where they face away from the church branches grow at right angles. Since all branches appear to be of similar age it seems likely that at some time in the past the tree was pollarded at a height of 5’/6′. There has been much cutting back of branches on the north side facing the church to prevent them from reaching the ground. Trunk leans slightly towards the church, so on the south side roots have become exposed at the base of the tree. Branches dip to within a foot of the ground for most of its circumference.

Yew trees at Baddesley Clinton:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
3060 Baddesley Clinton Notable 365cm at 90cm - view more info