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Tree ID: 345

Yews recorded: Ancient 5m-7m

Tree girth: 653cm

Girth height: at 5cm

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: 6-Jul-99

Source of earliest mention: 1853: The Sussex Archaeological Society


1994 – Owen Johnson: 10m tall x 190 cm diameter @ 0.1m for The Sussex Tree Book.
July 1999 – Tim Hills: The largest of Chailey’s yews grows close to the porch.The tree’s centre (to a height of about 5′) is filled with crumbling heartwood. Girth of 19′ 9” (602cm) at the ground swells to over 28′ at 3′ (exaggerated by twiggy growth).
April 2004 – Tim Hills: 21′ 5” (655cm) close to the ground over much burry growth, this is no longer a height where comparative measurements can be made. A remeasure at 3′ was 28′ 3” (861cm).
March 2015 – Peter Norton: What we see today appears to be regrowth from a much distorted lower bole.

Yew trees at Chailey:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
345 Chailey Ancient 5m-7m 653cm at 5cm - view more info
346 Chailey Ancient 5m-7m 503cm at 120cm - view more info