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Drayton - Somerset

Tree ID: 1088

Yews recorded: Notable

Tree girth: 386cm

Girth height: near ground

Tree sex: female

Date of visit: 3-May-02

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


May 2002 – Tim Hills: The female yew shows more signs of great age, with its main growth carried on hollowing branches. A leaning limb which may eventually split from the tree is held to it with wire and rope. Girth of 12′ 0” (391cm) at lowest point.
January 2015 – Peter Norton: A stone wall surrounds the tree with stone slabs on top that reach the bole. These are starting to split as the tree expands. The female tree is starting to hollow, as seen on its south facing side. A minimum girth of 12′ 5” (378cm) was obtained with an undulating tape between ground and root crown.
2016 – Tim Hills: measured close to the ground but above the roots a girth of 12′ 8” (386cm).

Yew trees at Drayton - Somerset:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
924 Drayton - Somerset Notable 399cm at 15cm - view more info
1088 Drayton - Somerset Notable 386cm near ground - view more info