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Compton Down-Silkstead Lane

Tree ID: 3299

Yews recorded: Ancient 4m-5m

Tree girth: 485cm

Girth height: above roots

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: 1-Oct-10

Source of earliest mention: 1909: Bell and Varley's Hampshire


Several of the yews are recorded here.
Tree 1: SU449255: male 15′ 11” (485cm) above roots. It is completely hollowed out with a section of the trunk missing.
Tree 2: SU461256, female, 14′ 4” (437cm) above roots. Although the photograph does not suggest it, this tree is completely hollow.
Tree 3: SU 449256, female girthing 12′ (366cm) at 2′.
Tree 4: SU451258, male, 13′ 3” (404cm) at 1′.
Tree 5: SU464253, illustrates internal and external growth on either side of the decaying sapwood of the original trunk.
Tree 6: SU458259, a hollow shell with new growth well established on the remnants of the original trunk.

Yew trees at Compton Down-Silkstead Lane:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
3299 Compton Down-Silkstead Lane Ancient 4m-5m 485cm above roots - view more info