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Tree ID: 312

Yews recorded: Ancient 5m-7m

Tree girth: 561cm

Girth height: at 5cm

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: 1-Oct-97

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


October 1997 – Tim Hills: Large girth is retained to a greater height than is usual. The yew has a cavity at its base. A girth of 19′ 4” (589cm) at 3′ was recorded. Above 3ft is much twiggy growth.
1999 – Tim Hills: Remeasured and recorded 18′ 5” (561cm) close to the ground and 19′ 4” (589cm) at 3′.
October 2012 – Tim Hills: 18′ 7” (566cm) close to the ground and 19′ 5½” (593cm) at 3′. This is an increase of 2” since October 1997.
Also in 2012 a girth of 19′ 5½” (593cm) was recorded at 3′.

Yew trees at Burrington:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
312 Burrington Ancient 5m-7m 561cm at 5cm - view more info
4006 Burrington Ancient 4m-5m 417cm at 30cm - view more info