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Creech St Michael

Tree ID: 381

Yews recorded: Ancient 4m-5m

Tree girth: 457cm

Girth height: at the ground

Tree sex: female

Date of visit: 1-Sep-97

Source of earliest mention: 1791: Collinson/Rack - History of Somerset


September 1997 – Tim Hills: The yew grows W of the church. A fragment of the original tree remains in the form of a hollowed out piece of the shell carrying bright foliage on new branches. Girth was about 15′ (457cm) at the ground.
June 2009 – B.Saich: It is surviving well in spite of its great hollowness from ground level to about 9′ where the upper branches start to spread. I took a quick measurement at ground level and found it to be 15′ 10” (482.6cm). If the tree was whole and allowing for the extra curve, I would estimate that it might just top 16′.

Yew trees at Creech St Michael:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
381 Creech St Michael Ancient 4m-5m 457cm at the ground - view more info
42 Creech St Michael Lost No data available - view more info