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Tree ID: 2500

Yews recorded: Ancient 4m-5m

Tree girth: 405cm

Girth height: at 10cm

Tree sex: female

Date of visit: 11-Oct-11

Source of earliest mention: 1998: The Sussex Tree Book - Owen Johnson


This is an important tree, since it demonstrates clearly a yew in the transition stage whereby an old decaying structure is being replaced by a part circle of new stems which have developed around the old shell. It might be 50/100 years before decay of the dead centre is complete, by which time the young peripheral growth will be well established.
1994 – Owen Johnson described a ‘hollow and wizened’ yew with a girth of 405cm at 10cm.

Yew trees at Eastbourne:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
2500 Eastbourne Ancient 4m-5m 405cm at 10cm - view more info