Tree ID: 1674
Yews recorded: Lost
Tree girth: No data
Girth height: not measured
Tree sex: unspecified
Date of visit: 12-Mar-14
Source of earliest mention: 1880: A short history of Colmer and Prior`s Dean - T.HerveyNotes:
On page 273 Thomas Hervey noted an ‘Incomplete shell 17′ 6” in girth in 1880, both at 1′ and 4′ from ground. Nearly half of the outside shell on the western side has perished’. It is impossible to tell what its dimensions may have been when perfect and though this has been recorded as a lost veteran yew, it might well have been a fragment of an ancient specimen.
Two young yews grow here as follows: (1) NE of church on a boundary bank at SU7061030772 is a female with a girth of 238cm at 90cm. It has a sound, good tight canopy. About 6m east of the yew and partially shading it there used to be a large lime, with 102 rings and a girth of 14′ 6”. This was felled in the last few weeks. (2) at SU7061730760 with a girth of 25cm at 90cm, c 3m high stunted and yellowing but re-growing healthy, multi stem mass from base. Re-growth will probably take over from main stem. Looks like a large specimen (approx) millennium planting which did not initially take well.
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