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Tree ID: 3007

Yews recorded: Notable

Tree girth: 340cm

Girth height: at 90cm

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: 9-May-09

Source of earliest mention: Tim Hills


Though some consider this yew to have been planted at the time the church was consecrated (1215), its girth tells us that it is considerably younger. At some time in the past the trunk was ‘preserved with about 3 hundredweight of concrete’. This at least prevents fires being lit in its once hollow space, though the weight of the concrete may be contributing to the tree’s lean. This year the tree has produced vast quantities of pollen, and discarded pollen sacs covered the ground beneath the tree. Foliage was thin and there appeared to be little new leaf growth. Girth 11′ 2” (340cm) at 3′.
With a girth of under 4m the tree is presently classified as notable. Because it displays veteran characteristics it will in the future be classified as V-con (veteran on account of its condition).

Yew trees at Barnes:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
3007 Barnes Notable 340cm at 90cm - view more info