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Tree ID: 342

Yews recorded: Notable

Tree girth: 366cm

Girth height: at 30cm

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 7 on the plan. Though of small girth, a large hollowed out branch rises from the centre, suggesting a hollow bole.
2012 – Tim Hills: the area was being used to store chairs and other wood. Since it was fire that destroyed an ancient yew here some years earlier the church warden was advised to remove this bonfire material.
2017 – Paul Wood: Yew 7 has changed little since it was last recorded. Old furniture and rubbish was still to be found on its eastern side. Its western side was inaccessible because of overgrown elder and brambles while the southern side was blocked by a mound of grass, rotten wood, brambles and general rubbish. BUT – we forced a path through and found a tree in surprisingly good condition. All the trees at Cefynllys have varying amounts of lichen but this one was plastered in it. The bole is well fluted and a gap has now opened on the south side at ground level and shows the yew is beginning to hollow. Many small branches have been removed from various points of the bole. This is quite scaly in appearance and was very purplish/reddish at the time of my visit. The tree is quite squat and appeared to have suffered a little storm damage at about 12’/15′ up on the tree’s south side. A small amount of ivy was beginning to climb into this yew. Its girth was recorded as 12′ 0” (366cm) at 1′ and 12′ 8” (386cm) at 2′.

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