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Tree ID: 294

Yews recorded: Ancient 7m+

Tree girth: 1082cm

Girth height: at 60cm

Tree sex: female

Date of visit: 10-Jan-99

Source of earliest mention: 1888: Information from Shore, Notes and Queries. (1897- John Lowe)


January 1999 – Tim Hills: A unique growth pattern, with a circle of individual trunks, none of great size, rising from a 3′ shell. In the central space is a mound of roots. The trunk in the left foreground of photos 1 and 2 is a self seeded male. This will eventually be ‘swallowed up’ by the expansion of the female tree and it will appear as a tree exhibiting both sexes. The 3rd photo shows where the girth was measured in 2012, excluding the male tree. The remaining photos show some of the detail on the inside of the tree. Girth of 35′ 6” (1082cm) at 2′.
January 2003 – Russell Cleaver: Impressive tree, impressive site. Hollow partially fragmented stem. Reduced but full crown.
June 2012 – Peter Norton: Measured just above bulbous growth on the southwest side of the tree. Measurement including young male 35′ 11” (1095cm) , excluding it 35′ 6” (1082cm).
2022 – Peter Norton contacted Avon Valley Churches to inform them that clods of earth/grass and grass had been deposited within the hollow centre as though someone was trying to cover the open rooting structure, which is a unique feature of this particular yew. While we do not know how detrimental this is to the health of the yew, these clods of earth/grass should be removed to show the unique root structure once again.

Yew trees at Breamore:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
294 Breamore Ancient 7m+ 1082cm at 60cm - view more info