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Tree ID: 301

Yews recorded: Ancient 7m+

Tree girth: 1034cm

Girth height: at the ground

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: 30-Oct-98

Source of earliest mention: 1980: Tree Register Data Base


1994: A girth of 33′ was given to this yew in Chetan and Brueton’s ‘The Sacred Yew’.
October 1998 – Tim Hills: An enigmatic yew, unique in its appearance. I counted 15 trunks growing from this mound, each of a size that might suggest 130 years of growth from the time of the church rebuilding in 1867. Any signs of the original tree are well and truly buried beneath the mound. I agree with Mark Hinsley that this is likely to be a build up of centuries of needle drop, deadwood and other detritus.
July 2015 – Peter Norton: This ancient male has 15 branches (all male) sprouting from a 4′ raised mound and is a classic example of a yew’s regenerative capabilities. It was presumably cut down – for reasons not documented – and the stump covered with earth. These individual stems have a girth range from between 3′ and 6′ which may suggest the original tree being cut down at the time of the Victorian restoration. The ivy that had covered the lower part of the trunks had been removed.

Yew trees at Broadwindsor:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
301 Broadwindsor Ancient 7m+ 1034cm at the ground - view more info