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Chillingham Castle

Tree ID: 1957

Yews recorded: Ancient 7m+

Tree girth: 1000cm

Girth height: at 30cm

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: 5-Oct-99

Source of earliest mention: No data


The yew stands on a lawn directly in front of the castle and is quite unique in form and growth habit. A domed canopy of 30m diameter hides a huge central mass of a profusion of stems growing from ground level, the base of which measures 10m in circumference. Ground runner branches radiate from the centre, reach the canopy edge without rooting and then curve upwards to a height of over 5m creating a wall of growth which has to be walked through to access the interior.

Yew trees at Chillingham Castle:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
1957 Chillingham Castle Ancient 7m+ 1000cm at 30cm - view more info