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Tree ID: 339

Yews recorded: Lost

Tree girth: 556cm

Girth height: at 110cm

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: 10-Aug-98

Source of earliest mention: 1993: Tree Register Data Base -Percival Morgan


August 1998 – Tim Hills: Tree 1 on the plan. This yew was recorded with its large central trunk and 2 dead trunks rising alongside. It was burned down later in the year in which the first two photos were taken.
September 2005 – Russell Cleaver: ‘3 leaders, but two dead stumps. Some re-growth around the base. 5.57m (18′ 3”) at 1.1m’.
March 2007 – Russell Cleaver – The tree has been destroyed. It seems that late last summer this ancient tree was set on fire by persons unknown. The dead stumps perhaps would have made ample flammable material. Well before anyone realised anything was amiss the whole tree was alight. The fire brigade was called but all too late, since this is an exceptionally remote site. The yew burned and then toppled over towards the church. The fire brigade eventually attended but could do little more than let the tree burn itself out. Nothing living survives above ground.

Yew trees at Cefnllys:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
338 Cefnllys Ancient 5m-7m 663cm at 110cm - view more info
337 Cefnllys Ancient 5m-7m 559cm at 150cm - view more info
339 Cefnllys Lost 556cm at 110cm - view more info
340 Cefnllys Ancient 5m-7m 550cm at 40cm - view more info
343 Cefnllys Notable 396cm at 150cm - view more info
342 Cefnllys Notable 366cm at 30cm - view more info