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Tree ID: 4641

Yews recorded: Notable

Tree girth: 384cm

Girth height: at 122cm

Tree sex: female

Date of visit: 27-Apr-15

Source of earliest mention: No data


April 2015 – Tim Hills: The yew grows on the south side of the church. One side is covered in ivy, the other shows a fine looking bole, with a height of 5’/6′ before much branching. The tree bulges just below this height where many branches have been removed in the past. On the west side a gap leads to a dead sapwood section suggesting that the tree will eventually become a horse shoe hollow shape. Girth of 12′ 6” (381cm) close to the ground included a few ivy stems.
July 2016 – Paul Wood: The notable yew grows in well kept churchyard where the yews are left alone with minimal human interaction. I recorded a girth of 12′ 7” (384cm) at 4”. At the time of my visit it was possible to see that a number of established yews grow in domestic gardens in the village, hinting perhaps that the former priory had established gardens attached, since the yews were certainly older than the houses.

Yew trees at Chirbury:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
4641 Chirbury Notable 384cm at 122cm - view more info