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Buckland St Mary

Tree ID: 1085

Yews recorded: Ancient 4m-5m

Tree girth: 450cm

Girth height: at 30cm

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: 5-May-02

Source of earliest mention: 1791: Collinson/Rack - History of Somerset


May 2002 – Tim Hills: A hollow yew closing over by a height of about 6′. Above this many thick branches. Ivy covered the lower part of the bole, hiding its features. What could be seen was the bulge at a height of 4′ and a hollow space closing over at a height of about 6′, from which point many thick branches develop. Girth was 14′ 9” (450cm) at 1′.
Revisiting in 2015 the ivy had been cleared and it was possible to photograph the features of the tree. Girth was 15′ and half an inch at 1′ (458cm).
May 2021- Brynley Andrews: A girth of 513cm at 80cm recorded for this yew which is multi stemmed above a height of 2.5m. There is a large cavity with 30 percent decay on its NW side. Tree in good health.

Yew trees at Buckland St Mary:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
1085 Buckland St Mary Ancient 4m-5m 450cm at 30cm - view more info