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Tree ID: 401

Yews recorded: Ancient 5m-7m

Tree girth: 655cm

Girth height: at 15cm

Tree sex: female

Date of visit: 13-Mar-99

Source of earliest mention: 1787: Measured by R.Polwhele - information collected by A.Meredith


March 1999 – Tim Hills: One of the most knobbly yew boles to be seen. Only the Ibstone Yew has similar characteristics. Girth will be reduced if a dead section decays before being enveloped by new growth. Girth of 21′ 7” (658cm) close to the ground recorded.
September 2012 – Peter Norton: The female yew grows west of the tower. Amongst its features is a mass of young external roots starting at the break of crown. There was however no major internal stem to be seen in the developing basal cavity. Embedded nails seen in the trunk. I measured close to the ground (approx 6”), which was below the nail height, and obtained a girth of 21′ 6” (655cm).

Yew trees at Dartington:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
401 Dartington Ancient 5m-7m 655cm at 15cm - view more info
402 Dartington Ancient 4m-5m 442cm at 30cm - view more info
6746 Dartington Notable No data available - view more info