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Tree ID: 379

Yews recorded: Ancient 5m-7m

Tree girth: 645cm

Girth height: at 30cm

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: 29-Nov-98

Source of earliest mention: 1856: Lees: Pictures of nature around the Malvern Hills


November 1998 – Tim Hills: The yew grows east of the church. Beneath the tree a ‘hill’ of drying grass cuttings. The yew has a bole of 8’/10′, supporting many large branches. A substantial mound of grass cuttings covered the ground on one side of the tree. Girth was 20′ 8″ (630cm) at 1′ and about 23′ at 4′, a measurement exaggerated by the copious ivy filling one side of the tree. While much of this had been sawn off, a stem 8″ in diameter emerged at the base of the tree.
September 2020 – Tim Hills: The following girths were recorded: 22′ 5” (683cm) at or close to the ground; 21′ 2” (645cm) at 1′ and 21′ 5 and a half inches (654cm) at 4′. This latter measurement is nearly 2′ lower than in 1998 and demonstrates the unreliability of measurements over ivy. It is also possible that a portion of the tree has been lost.

Yew trees at Cradley:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
379 Cradley Ancient 5m-7m 645cm at 30cm - view more info
380 Cradley Ancient 4m-5m 485cm at 30cm - view more info