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Capel - Surrey

Tree ID: 325

Yews recorded: Ancient 5m-7m

Tree girth: 521cm

Girth height: at 45cm

Tree sex: female

Date of visit: 6-Jul-99

Source of earliest mention: 1880: Paper presented to Croydon Nat. Hist.& Scientific Soc. by E.Straker


In 1880 Straker recorded a girth of 14′ 6” at 5′.
July 1999 -Tim Hills: A hollow shell with thickening at the opening. Two sections of the tree, separated at ground level, combine at about 10′. Girth recorded as follows: 19′ 9″ (602cm) at the ground including root bulge; 18′ 3” (556cm) at 1′; 16′ 11” (516cm) at 3′; 17′ 1” (521cm) at 5′, just below limb.
May 2013 – Peter Norton: A chapel was recorded here in the 12th century. The yew, surrounded by railings, grows close to the southeast lych-gate. There is a large basal cavity on the south side of the bole through which the hollow centre is easily viewed. On the north side of the bole there is a strip of white wood indicating where the next large cavity has already started. Foliage is a bit thin in places but branches have been allowed to sweep over the gravestones, adding character to this female yew. A girth of 17′ 1” (521cm) was obtained at 1′ 6” from the top of the slope on the west side of the bole, where there was a natural waist line around the tree. Three young yews also grow here, a male opposite the porch with a girth of 8′ 6” at 1′, and a further two west of the church.

Yew trees at Capel - Surrey:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
325 Capel - Surrey Ancient 5m-7m 521cm at 45cm - view more info