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Compton Dando

Tree ID: 1730

Yews recorded: Ancient 5m-7m

Tree girth: 541cm

Girth height: at narrowest

Tree sex: female

Date of visit: 16-Nov-03

Source of earliest mention: 2003: John Knight -archaeologist studying Wansdyke


November 2003 – Tim Hills: On a slope with spreading roots. Some fire damage in the tree’s hollow. Girth of 17′ 6” (533cm) recorded at the tree’s narrowest point.
October 2013 – Peter Norton: On a sloping woodland edge a female yew with some damage to one of the main leaders. Girth 17′ 9” (541cm) at the root crown. Two major basal cavities reveal the bole is quite hollow.

Yew trees at Compton Dando:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
1730 Compton Dando Ancient 5m-7m 541cm at narrowest - view more info