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Tree ID: 418

Yews recorded: Ancient 7m+

Tree girth: 752cm

Girth height: at 5cm

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: 19-Dec-98

Source of earliest mention: 1865: A handbook for travellers in Surrey, Hampshire, and the Isle of Wight-King and Murray


December 1998 – Tim Hills: I recorded a male tree – it has elsewhere been noted as female. Concern for its future was expressed by Swanton (1958) who described it as ‘rather poorly’. The yew grows from half a dozen points around its flimsy shell, whose pieces come together at about 6′. There were signs of concrete in the past filling some of the hollows. Girth was 24′ 9″ (754cm) at the base and 25′ 3” (770cm) at 3′, just beneath the right angled branch.
May 2013 – Peter Norton: The male yew grows close to the south porch. It is completely hollow and fragmenting on both the north and south sides of the tree. There is some evidence of concrete infill and loss of major branches on the north side (nearest the church). Girths as follows: 24′ 8” (752cm) close to the ground, 24′ 6” (747cm) at 6”, 25′ 0” (762cm) at 2′. All height measurements are taken from the north side of the tree. Close to the northeast corner of the church is a male with a girth of 9′ 7” at 2′. From both the east and the northeast churchyard entrances the pathways lead you through young yews that have been shaped to form tunnels.

Yew trees at Dunsfold:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
418 Dunsfold Ancient 7m+ 752cm at 5cm - view more info