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Tree ID: 287

Yews recorded: Ancient 5m-7m

Tree girth: 516cm

Girth height: at 30cm

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: 9-Aug-98

Source of earliest mention: 1939: The King's England - Arthur Mee


August 1998 – Tim Hills: This yew grows S of the church. It was probably once a much larger tree. Its hollow was being used as a rubbish dump. Girths of 16′ 6” (503cm) at 1′ and almost 22′ (671cm) at 5′ recorded.
2017 – Paul Wood: A squat yew laden with very green foliage. It is developing the typical horseshoe shape tree as the original tree dies away at the centre and new growth expands outwards and around the white wood. The hollow centre now has a couple of stones and a piece of wire that the tree has grown over. Measured at 1′ as in 1998 a girth of 16′ 11” (5.16m) was recorded. The tree looks well and appears to be growing well.

Yew trees at Billingsley:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
287 Billingsley Ancient 5m-7m 516cm at 30cm - view more info
288 Billingsley Ancient 4m-5m 424cm at 30cm - view more info