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Effingham Forest - Honeysuckle Bottom

Tree ID: 3990

Yews recorded: Ancient 5m-7m

Tree girth: 561cm

Girth height: at root crown

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: 5-Aug-12

Source of earliest mention: 2012: Peter Norton-site visit


2000 – Owen Johnson: 559cm (18′ 4”) at 0.3m.
2012 – Peter Norton: The yew grows alongside a footpath. It has three main leaders, two hollowing, from a 7′ break of crown. The bole has 2 basal cavities separated by a thin section of living wood. To the rear of these is a section of white wood which will eventually lead to another cavity. The tree is hollow with a small internal stem. Girth of 18′ 5” (561cm) was recorded with the tape slightly undulating to record the minimum. Two smaller yews can be seen on the opposite side of path, the larger of these with a girth of 11′ 5” at 2′.

Yew trees at Effingham Forest - Honeysuckle Bottom:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
3990 Effingham Forest - Honeysuckle Bottom Ancient 5m-7m 561cm at root crown - view more info