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Castle Huntly

Tree ID: 3973

Yews recorded: Ancient 4m-5m

Tree girth: No data

Girth height: No data

Tree sex: unspecified

Date of visit: 1-Sep-12

Source of earliest mention: No data


This is an extraordinary 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.
In spite of its modest girth, it is considered likely to have an age above 400 years and is classified as Ancient.

Yew trees at Castle Huntly:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
3973 Castle Huntly Ancient 4m-5m No data available - view more info