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Cranborne - churchyard

Tree ID: 2987

Yews recorded: Ancient 5m-7m

Tree girth: 579cm

Girth height: at 30cm

Tree sex: unspecified

Date of visit: 1-Apr-11

Source of earliest mention: 2007: Peter Andrews


The largest yew here was recorded by Peter Andrews in 2007 with an estimated girth of 17′ 6” (533cm).
When he returned in 2011, elder had been cleared enabling the yew to be more closely assessed. After measuring in several places he recorded its lowest girth as 19′ 0” (579cm) at 1′. It grows right on the edge of the churchyard south of the church and permission was needed from the owners of the adjacent land (the old Abbey site) to be able to measure it. The Abbey site now houses the old vicarage and its large garden.
In 2010 Peter Norton was unable to measure the yew due to thick ivy and summer vegetation. Dense ivy was also noted in its crown.

Yew trees at Cranborne - churchyard:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
2987 Cranborne - churchyard Ancient 5m-7m 579cm at 30cm - view more info
3373 Cranborne - churchyard Ancient 4m-5m 422cm at 60cm - view more info