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Tree ID: 2759

Yews recorded: Ancient 4m-5m

Tree girth: 433cm

Girth height: at 90cm

Tree sex: female

Date of visit: 8-Sep-12

Source of earliest mention: 1790: Watercolour painted by Rev.Williams


September 2012 – Tim Hills: The largest of the three yews is this straight boled, solid tree with a damaged branch. This appears in the 1790 watercolour painted by Revd. Williams. Girth was recorded as 14′ 2” (433cm) at 3′ and 13′ 11” (424cm) at 5′. The middle of the three yews had thin foliage and a girth of 10′ 7” (323cm) at 2′ and 10′ 9” (328cm) at 3′. The tree furthest to the east, also with thin foliage, had a girth of 9′ 3” (282cm) at 2′. Above this height was thick adventitious growth. It was hollow with internal stems.
September 2015 – Paul Wood: The most westerly tree yew was measured at 3′ and a girth of 14′ 11” (4.55m) was recorded. Its damaged past was barely perceptible. The other two yews were measured, the most easterly measuring 9′ 11” (3.02m) at 8” and the yew in the middle measuring 11′ 0” (3.35) at 14”.

Yew trees at Bettws-y-Crwyn:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
2759 Bettws-y-Crwyn Ancient 4m-5m 433cm at 90cm - view more info