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Forgan - nr Tayport

Tree ID: 2352

Yews recorded: Notable

Tree girth: No data

Girth height: not measured

Tree sex: unspecified

Date of visit: No data

Source of earliest mention: 1890: On the Old and Remarkable Yew Trees in Scotland by Robert Hutchison


According to Hutchison, popular tradition gave these trees an age of 600 years. The largest at that time (1890) girthed 12′ 5” with a bole length of 18′. Two of the five are described as being of a different variety, having lighter foliage and a more upright appearance, while the others have branches dipping to the ground and in some places springing up from it again.
In 2014 Judy Dowling wrote that “Two of the yews are now on private land. One has a girth of 365cm at 130cm and the other a girth of 342cm at 70cm. Of the 5 trees Hutchison originally recorded, only 3 still live”.

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Yew trees at Forgan - nr Tayport:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
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