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Borrowdale - Fraternal Four

Tree ID: 626

Yews recorded: Ancient 4m-5m

Tree girth: 447cm

Girth height: at 30cm

Tree sex: female

Date of visit: 20-Jun-02

Source of earliest mention: 1803: Wordsworth's poem 'Yew Trees'


June 2002 – Tim Hills: Smallest of the Borrowdale Yews. A large portion of its trunk consists of dead wood. Many of its branches reach the ground. Girth was 14′ 8” (447cm) at 1′.
February 2015: An article in British Wildlife, p 178-182 by Maurice Pankhurst, Stuart A’Hara and Joan Cottrell establishes that tree 3 is not linked by DNA analysis to trees 1 and 2.

Yew trees at Borrowdale - Fraternal Four:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
88 Borrowdale - Fraternal Four Ancient 7m+ 752cm at 60cm - view more info
97 Borrowdale - Fraternal Four Ancient 5m-7m 506cm at 30cm - view more info
626 Borrowdale - Fraternal Four Ancient 4m-5m 447cm at 30cm - view more info
102 Borrowdale - Fraternal Four Images Currently Unavailable Lost No data available - view more info