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Broich House - near Kippen

Tree ID: 2343

Yews recorded: Ancient 4m-5m

Tree girth: 400cm

Girth height: at 150cm

Tree sex: unspecified

Date of visit: 9/11/2023

Source of earliest mention: 1814: General Report of the Agricultural State, and Political Circumstances of Scotland – by John Sinclair


1839 – Described as ‘one of the finest yew trees in Scotland’. Its girth then was above 10 feet and its height about 50 feet, while its lower branches extended down to the ground. It was then ‘supposed to be about 300 years old’.
2014 – David Alderman recorded the ‘Great Yew of Broich’ as a Treefest Scotland Heritage Tree. He described widely layered branches 120m in circumference and a girth of 387cm at 1.2m.
2023 – Paul Wood and Chris Knapman: A layering yew, as seen at Ormiston and Whittinghame. This one is unusual in being completely hollow inside right across the diameter. Girth at 150 cm was exactly 400 cm. It is considered to be possibly 900 years old and linked to a monastic foundation at the site.

Yew trees at Broich House - near Kippen:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
2343 Broich House - near Kippen Ancient 4m-5m 400cm at 150cm - view more info