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Tree ID: 291

Yews recorded: Ancient 5m-7m

Tree girth: 561cm

Girth height: at 60cm

Tree sex: unspecified

Date of visit: 3-Jun-00

Source of earliest mention: 1981: Tree Register Data Base


June 2000 – Tim Hills: The smaller of Bockleton’s yews grows SSW of the church. Its peeling bark and covering of ivy was noted. Girths of 18′ 0” (549cm) at the ground and 17′ 7” (536cm) at 2′ were recorded.
March 2002 – Phi Evans: A tree survey, commissioned by the Caring for God`s Acre project was carried out. Some dead wood was noted in the crown, but no remedial work was required.
March 2017 – Peter Norton: The male yew grows near the south west corner of the tower and has hollowed on its west side. The tree has a healthy crown. Old tombstones lean against the outer trunk and ivy is taking hold. With a slightly undulating tape the minimum girth was recorded as 17′ 11” (546cm).
September 2020 – Tim Hills: Tree remeasured as 18′ 8” (569cm) at the ground and 18′ 5” (561cm) at 2′.

Yew trees at Bockleton:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
290 Bockleton Ancient 7m+ 701cm at 25cm - view more info
291 Bockleton Ancient 5m-7m 561cm at 60cm - view more info