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Cherkley Court

Tree ID: 2676

Yews recorded: Ancient 4m-5m

Tree girth: 417cm

Girth height: at 30cm

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: 30-Jun-98

Source of earliest mention: 1897: Yew Trees of Great Britain and Ireland - Lowe


In 1897 Lowe named several yews: The Queen 23′ round, the Cauliflower 16′ round, two trees together with a combined girth of 18′, a tree 15′, two others 20′. The yew shown here is the Cauliflower, with a girth of 5.72m at 1m on the bulge. Along with many other yews it was damaged in a heavy snowstorm in 1884. This yew grows in the open and has lost its regular shape seen in Victorian times. However its dense foliage is the giveaway to it being the Cauliflower. The bole bulges and many branches spread out above this to the ground to form a dense canopy under which you can still stand. There is no obvious hollowing in the tree and very little has been cut off. The tree grows on good rich chalky soil in open grassland.

Yew trees at Cherkley Court:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
3260 Cherkley Court Ancient 4m-5m 455cm at 100cm - view more info
2676 Cherkley Court Ancient 4m-5m 417cm at 30cm - view more info