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Castle Ward

Tree ID: 2732

Yews recorded: Notable

Tree girth: 391cm

Girth height: not recorded

Tree sex: unspecified

Date of visit: 9-Sep-10

Source of earliest mention: 1897: Yew Trees of Great Britain and Ireland - Lowe


1890s: Viscountess Bangor sent the following information to John Lowe: ‘There are sixty trees in lines on the terraces; nineteen of them have a girth of from 8 feet to 11 feet 6 inches’. The girth at the ground of seven of these yews is given as 11′ 5”, 10′ 0”, 10′ 0”, 11′ 5”, 11′ 5”, 11′ 6” and 10′ 3”.
2000-2005: Aubrey Fennell recorded one yew having a girth of 430cm (14′ 1”) at 120cm.
2010: Described by the Tree Register of Ireland as a three rowed yew avenue. One of the yews had a girth of 3.91m (12′ 10”). The trees seemed to be recovering well from a controversial severe crown reduction carried out in 1998.

Yew trees at Castle Ward:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
2732 Castle Ward Notable 391cm not recorded - view more info