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Dunkeld - Cathedral

Tree ID: 2353

Yews recorded: Notable

Tree girth: No data

Girth height: not measured

Tree sex: unspecified

Date of visit: 22-Apr-08

Source of earliest mention: 1890: On the Old and Remarkable Yew Trees in Scotland by Robert Hutchison


Hutchison (1890) noted two ‘old yews worthy of note, as they are different in habit and appearance’. One is close to the west gable of the cathedral and of ‘stiff upright habit of growth’. The second also grows on the west side and was described as a ‘peculiar-looking round headed tree in full vigour’.
Owen Johnson (2007) reports that some big yews still survive in the ‘Cathedral Grove’ (estate W of Cathedral Grounds). The largest was recorded by Mitchell as 493cm in 1986.
The photo shows a yew numbered 10037 by the Ancient Tree Hunt.

Yew trees at Dunkeld - Cathedral:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
2353 Dunkeld - Cathedral Notable No data available - view more info