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Tree ID: 419

Yews recorded: Ancient 7m+

Tree girth: 808cm

Girth height: at the ground

Tree sex: female

Date of visit: 1-Oct-97

Source of earliest mention: 1808: The Gentleman's Magazine


2003 – Tim Hills: Possibly a more significant tree than the fragments suggest. It appears to be the remains of two trunks which might have been peripheral growth at the edge of a long vanished central trunk. A girth of 26′ 1” (795cm) was recorded at the narrowest point between the ground and 1′. This included a new stem. Excluding it girth was 25′ 5” (775cm).
July 2015 – Peter Norton: This much fragmented female yew with what might be two distinct areas of growth which are also hollowing. There is one young limb on the northwest side of the yew which affects the girth. At the ground, including the young limb it was 26′ 6” (808cm). Girth at ground level, excluding young limb was 25′ 10” (787cm). Also affecting the measurement was some ivy, and a thick stem of young elder at the base of the yew which the tape could not be threaded behind.

Yew trees at Dunster:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
419 Dunster Ancient 7m+ 808cm at the ground - view more info