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Tree ID: 309

Yews recorded: Ancient 5m-7m

Tree girth: 526cm

Girth height: at 30cm

Tree sex: female

Date of visit: 10-Jan-98

Source of earliest mention: 1980: Tree Register Data Base


January 1998 – Tim Hills: A yew of distinctive appearance, one side having been damaged in storms. On the other side 4 large branches stretch 7m/8m from the bole. Girths recorded were 17′ 3” (526cm) at 1′; 17′ 2” (523cm) at 3′; 17′ 11” (546cm) at 4′.
February 2008 – Tim Hills: Ivy allowed to hide bole. Tree otherwise appeared in excellent condition. Girths of 17′ 6” (533cm) at 1′, 17′ 6” (533cm) at 3′ and 18′ 6” (564cm) at 4′ recorded.
June 2013 – Peter Norton: Of the six yews here the largest grows south of the porch, having an 8′ break of crown with four massive branches. A section of dead wood on the east side will eventually give way and the tree will then take on the classic horse shoe shape. Much ivy on this east side and high in the canopy. The minimum girth for this female was 17′ 2” (523cm) at 2′ and 17′ 3” (526cm) at 1′. To the west of the church is a female comprising seven stems from a very low bole and a girth of around 12′. A further four young trees are at the northwest corner of the grounds, while opposite the northeast corner of the church is a juvenile, probably planted to commemorate the silver jubilee.

Yew trees at Bulley:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
309 Bulley Ancient 5m-7m 526cm at 30cm - view more info