Tree ID: 1825
Yews recorded: Ancient 4m-5m
Tree girth: 442cm
Girth height: at 240cm
Tree sex: male
Date of visit: 25-Apr-04
Source of earliest mention: 1995: Clwyd Powys Archaeological TrustNotes:
April 2004 – Tim Hills: A fallen hollow tree SE of the church. Girth was recorded about 8′ along its fallen trunk and 14′ 6” (442cm) was recorded.
March 2016 – Paul Wood: The largest of the Bleddfa yews grows at the SE corner of the churchyard. Its leaning nature makes it a quite extraordinary tree. Seen on a windy March day I was aware that it was moving more than a foot at the top heavy end, and its roots could be seen lifting and dropping on the ground. How it still stands after the winds of the winter 2015 – 2016 I do not know. We measured at 20 to 40 cm from the ground on the north side of the tree and a girth of 14′ 4” (4.37m) was recorded. The hollow tree had some striking colour. In the sun the bole was deep red on the south side of the tree and in the shade on the north side was a deep yellow. This side seemed to have a shine which is quite visible even at a distance. Though the tree appears to be a healthy with plenty of new growth it seemed to me that unless stabilised soon gravity and wind will cause it to fall.