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Creech St Michael

Tree ID: 42

Yews recorded: Lost

Tree girth: No data

Girth height: not measured

Tree sex: unspecified

Date of visit: 1-Sep-97

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


In 1791 Collinson recorded 2 very large old yew trees, both hollow, and measuring 15′ in circumference.
By 1940 Mee described ‘one of the yews dying after 700 years’.
February 2008 – This postcard from c1905 has been sent to us by James E. Cole. It shows the position, and gives an idea of the condition of the yew of which no trace now remains. It grew close to the surviving yew, which can be seen to the left of the picture

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