East Woodlands

Tree ID: 1411

Yews recorded: Ancient 5m-7m

Tree girth: 554cm

Girth height: at 30cm

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: 10-Feb-03

Source of earliest mention: 1980: Tree Register Data Base - Alan Mitchell


February 2003 – Tim Hills: The yew grows SW of the church. The first two photos from 2011 and 2015 show just how quickly a tree can be overrun by ivy. There is a large hollow space with internal growth. Sections of the original trunk are wrapped in new growth. Girths in 2003 were 18′ 2” (554cm) at 1′; 17′ 4” (528cm) at 3′ and 19′ 1” (582cm) at 4′.
In 2011 Peter Norton recorded a girth of 18′ 6” (564cm) at both 1′ and 2′.
2015 – Tim Hills: The following girths were recorded, but the thick ivy that has been allowed to fill the tree makes them of little use in evaluating growth rates: 19′ 2 and a half inches at 1′; 18′ 9½” at 2′ and 19′ 9” at 3′.
In 2018 a large branch collapsed and there was talk of the tree being felled. The tree is now protected by a Tree Preservation Order. For more information go to Church of England – Diocesan Surveys part 1 – Bath and Wells – East Woodlands.

Yew trees at East Woodlands:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
1411 East Woodlands Ancient 5m-7m 554cm at 30cm - view more info
1412 East Woodlands Ancient 4m-5m 411cm at 90cm - view more info
1413 East Woodlands Ancient 4m-5m 406cm at 90cm - view more info