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Tree ID: 407

Yews recorded: Ancient 7m+

Tree girth: 912cm

Girth height: at the ground

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: 1-Oct-97

Source of earliest mention: 1897: Yew Trees of Great Britain and Ireland - Lowe


1999 – Tim Hills: The yew is hidden behind adventitious growth, described sometimes as spray, whiskery growth or epicormic growth. This will have exaggerated all recent measurements, including my own. Through a gap in the bole I was able to climb onto a platform in the heart of the tree, from where many branches radiate outwards. The most significant growth is seen either side of the gap, a mixture of new branches and the sawn off remnants of old branches. The adventitious growth provided a home for thousands of woodlice, the only time I have seen this on a yew. A girth of 29′ 6” (899cm) was recorded trying to obtain its minimum girth.
September 2012 – Peter Norton: Unable to approach the tree through brambles, elder and other shrubbery surrounding the tree to a depth of at least 5 feet.
July 2015 Peter Norton: Nearly all the larger, lower epicormic growth has been cleared from the east, north and west sides of the tree, but some remaining on the south side will have affected its girth, recorded as 29′ 11” (912cm) at the ground. The yew appears to have 3 main areas of growth and hollowing has taken place. Looking inside the yew evidence of internal roots can be observed on the southeast side.

Yew trees at Dinder:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
407 Dinder Ancient 7m+ 912cm at the ground - view more info