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Tree ID: 349

Yews recorded: Ancient 7m+

Tree girth: 721cm

Girth height: at 90cm

Tree sex: female

Date of visit: 6-Jul-99

Source of earliest mention: 1875: The Penny Post


In The Penny Post of 1975 it was described as ‘much decayed’.
In 1880 a girth of 21′ 5” (653cm) at 5′ was recorded.
July 1999 – Tim Hills: A hollow shell with an opening about 4′ wide. Many strands of growth can be seen inside the tree, connecting the two sides. Girth was 23′ 8” (721cm) at 3′.
May 2013 – Peter Norton: One large hollowed female grows southeast of the church. It has lost some of the outer bole and there is much fire damage to the internal walls. Foliage is sparse on the west side and the branches appear dead, while foliage on the east side appears quite healthy. Some evidence of ‘chicken wire’ may have been used in the past to block the entrance to the inside of the tree. The girth was 23′ 5” (714cm) at 3′ 6”, measured from the ground on the north side, top of the slope.

Yew trees at Charlwood:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
349 Charlwood Ancient 7m+ 721cm at 90cm - view more info