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Tree ID: 5038

Yews recorded: Lost

Tree girth: No data

Girth height: not measured

Tree sex: unspecified

Date of visit: 26-Oct-98

Source of earliest mention: 1849: Descriptive poem Ystradffin by Mrs Bowen


I was told that these two yews were taken down in the 1950s after branches fell from them and they were regarded as a potential hazard. It was probably an over reaction and the yews were lost unnecessarily. If these two trees were still in situ Cilycwm would be one of the rare Welsh sites that could boast 4 or more ancient or veteran yews. How many more such sites once existed we may never know. The stump on the north side is seen in the first 4 photos, that on the south side in photos 5 and 6.

Yew trees at Cilycwm:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
359 Cilycwm Ancient 7m+ 734cm at the ground - view more info
5039 Cilycwm Ancient 5m-7m 670cm at the ground - view more info
5038 Cilycwm Lost No data available - view more info