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Tree ID: 1990

Yews recorded: Ancient 7m+

Tree girth: 868cm

Girth height: at 30cm

Tree sex: unspecified

Date of visit: No data

Source of earliest mention: 1890: On the Old and Remarkable Yew Trees in Scotland by Robert Hutchison


This tree is number 31468 on the Ancient Tree Hunt website and is located at NS4199566134. It is the largest girthed of the 4 yews and was described in Andrew Morton’s Tree Heritage of Britain and Ireland (1998) as ‘very much alive but it has split, with branches layering into the surrounding ground’.
It was described by Donald Roger in 2000 as ‘split and layering’.
A girth of 21′ (640cm) at 1′ was recorded in 1890.
In 2016 a girth of 868cm (28′ 6”) was recorded at the same height, the large increase due to the tree splitting apart.

Yew trees at Craigends:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
1990 Craigends Ancient 7m+ 868cm at 30cm - view more info
5030 Craigends Notable 353cm at 50cm - view more info
5029 Craigends Notable 293cm at 30cm - view more info
5028 Craigends Notable 256cm at 130cm - view more info