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Coldridge Wood-nr Ludgershall

Tree ID: 2381

Yews recorded: Ancient 5m-7m

Tree girth: 561cm

Girth height: at the base

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: 18-Dec-06

Source of earliest mention: 2006: Peter Andrews


December 2006 – Tim Hills: In the past there have been problems protecting this yew from vandalism and there is evidence of fire damage and bark stripping caused by people climbing into its many branches. The Forestry Commission has acted and the rides giving access to the tree have been blocked. The tree is recovering well. It is a fine pollarded specimen with branches spreading 60 feet across a glade at the centre of old trackways.
2010 – Peter Norton: A cluster of 3 male yews. This is the largest, with 9 major branches of regular size emerging from a bole of about 5′. By 2′ a large side limb begins to exaggerate girth readings. The tree had been recently adorned with offerings of ribbons and an apple had been placed in one of the water pockets. To access this site I parked outside of the Cross Keys Inn at Upper Chute, then walked SW for about a mile on public footpaths. On googlemaps the reference is 51.274152,-1.591998. The yew is clearly seen growing a few feet from the path. I recorded 19′ 9” (602cm) at 1′.

Yew trees at Coldridge Wood-nr Ludgershall:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
2381 Coldridge Wood-nr Ludgershall Ancient 5m-7m 561cm at the base - view more info