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Tree ID: 344

Yews recorded: Ancient 5m-7m

Tree girth: 525cm

Girth height: at narrowest

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: 3-Jun-00

Source of earliest mention: 1984: Trees of Shropshire-Andrew Morton1986: Trees of Shropshire-Andrew Morton


June 2000 – Tim Hills: A solid looking bole, but with a gap where internal structures can be seen in the decaying heartwood. A girth of 17′ 4” (528cm) at its narrowest point was recorded, while at 5′ it measured 21′ 6” (655cm) over bulging adventitious growth.
February 2012: A 10% to 15% crown reduction was carried out. It was ‘part of on going renovations to the church yard, with our pruning being done to the specifications of a tree report that was carried out on the site. The idea with this reduction was to prevent some of the larger limbs from breaking out and damaging the tree further, as well as rebalancing the weight of the tree’. David Alviti, who carried out the work, was pleased with the results and ‘would like to think that its hard to tell the tree been worked on at all, which would have been a lot harder had the specification recommended any more than a 15% reduction’. Because of the sesitivity of the site and the number of interested parties, David felt it was ‘important that the work was subtle and left the tree looking as natural as possible’.
2018 – Paul Wood: The yew appeared to be in great condition with the canopy and crown thick with green leaves and much growth. The bole has acquired a little ivy in recent years and this is beginning to creep up into the lower parts of the crown. I measured at 18” to obtain the smallest girth and recorded 17′ 3” (5.25m).

Yew trees at Caynham:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
344 Caynham Ancient 5m-7m 525cm at narrowest - view more info
5249 Caynham Notable No data available - view more info