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Castle Huntley

Tree ID: 3973

Yews recorded: Notable

Tree girth: 375cm

Girth height: not recorded

Tree sex: unspecified

Date of visit: 1-Sep-12

Source of earliest mention: No data


This is a breathtaking sight, the tree layering two or three times over, with the radius from the centre to the edge over 19m. Girth of the fine bole was 3.75m, but it seems to me that most of the tree’s energy has gone into the impressive layering, certainly covering the largest area I have seen in a yew in Scotland. One of the first stems to emerge in the first layering was 2.27m. The tree has been trimmed around the edges, effectively controlling the spread.

Yew trees at Castle Huntley:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
3973 Castle Huntley Notable 375cm not recorded - view more info