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Cissbury Ring

Tree ID: 3631

Yews recorded: Notable

Tree girth: No data

Girth height: not measured

Tree sex: unspecified

Date of visit: 14-Oct-11

Source of earliest mention: 2011: National Trust


October 2011 – Tim Hills: The most westerly yew is seen in the first two photos. It is a low growing female tree with a girth of 8′ 2”, and is on the edge of a steep slope. The area beneath the tree was filled with old plastic bottles and other picnic rubbish. The yew in a more easterly position (photos 3 and 4) is male, contained within a barbed wire fence. Girth was 10′ 4” at the base.
February 2015: During 2014 we heard that the yews on this site were threatened with felling – a blog on 24th July from B.Forbes stated that the yews had been saved. In early 2015 felling was once again on the agenda, but we have now been informed by the National Trust tree advisor that the yews will be saved. It appears that the problem concerned the desire to graze the land and that the grazier wouldn’t put his cattle on site with the yew trees.

Yew trees at Cissbury Ring:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
3631 Cissbury Ring Notable No data available - view more info