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Clee St Margaret

Tree ID: 3098

Yews recorded: Ancient 4m-5m

Tree girth: 442cm

Girth height: at 30cm

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: 11-Sep-09

Source of earliest mention: 2009: Tim Hills


2009 – Tim Hills: Branches spread towards the ground. Tombstones are propped against the tree, one for so long that it is being gradually swallowed up by new wood flowing over it. The tree bulges massively at 3′ and above it from 6’/7′ up rise thick central and peripheral branches. There are considerable quantities of upright twiggy growth, much of which is dead. Deadwood in the central largest branch suggests that there are hollows inside the trunk. Girth of 14′ 4” (437cm) at 1′ recorded.
2015 Paul Wood: The site has had a good clearance of ivy from around the tree and made it much more visible. The gravestones that were propped against the tree in 2009 have succumbed to the growth pressure of the tree and shattered. Some branches are being allowed to touch the ground and some have been cut back. The yew was measured at 1′ as in 2009 and a girth of 14′ 6” (4.42m) was recorded.

Yew trees at Clee St Margaret:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
3098 Clee St Margaret Ancient 4m-5m 442cm at 30cm - view more info