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Farway - Church Green

Tree ID: 442

Yews recorded: Ancient 7m+

Tree girth: 709cm

Girth height: at 15cm

Tree sex: female

Date of visit: 25-May-98

Source of earliest mention: 1946: The Churchyard Yew and Immortality-Cornish


May 1998 – Tim Hills: Several substantial branches rise from a short bole. Chains are stretched around these to prevent them from pulling further apart and exerting strain on the bole. Girth of 23′ 9” (724cm) at 1′ recorded.
March 2006 – A site meeting was held with members of the local community to discuss this fine tree as part of the Great Trees of East Devon project. Later in the year the yew was nominated by Sue Tucker and is now officially recognised as one of the Great Trees of East Devon.
2012 – Some bronzing had been reported on branches above the Laetiporous. David Colman, Tree Officer reported ‘General foliar condition is good throughout the rest of the crown with little evidence of the bronzing that was so apparent when you last saw the tree’.
June 2013 – Peter Norton: The yew grows opposite the SE corner of the church at 50.761731,-3.174533. Measured at about 6” from the ground and with a slightly undulating tape a girth of 23′ 3” (709cm) was obtained.

Yew trees at Farway - Church Green:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
442 Farway - Church Green Ancient 7m+ 709cm at 15cm - view more info
443 Farway - Church Green Ancient 5m-7m 574cm at 15cm - view more info