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Tree ID: 906

Yews recorded: Ancient 4m-5m

Tree girth: 406cm

Girth height: at 90cm

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: 3-Oct-99

Source of earliest mention: 1936: The King's England - Arthur Mee


October 1999 – Tim Hills: A male yew with a single female branch. Its fluted trunk supports a spreading crown. Girth was 13′ 4” (406cm) at 3′. July 2014 – Tim Hills: The female branch was again located, facing towards the church. Girth was 13′ 11” (424cm) keeping tape 3′ above the sloping ground. This is an Increase of 7” in 15 years. Above the measured height the tree swells considerably. Above a height of 10’/12′ there is a thick central rising branch surrounded by 7 or 8 laterals creating a fine shaped crown.

Yew trees at Butcombe:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
906 Butcombe Ancient 4m-5m 406cm at 90cm - view more info