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Tree ID: 446

Yews recorded: Notable

Tree girth: 244cm

Girth height: not recorded

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: 20-Feb-98

Source of earliest mention: 1820: Gazetteer in The Sacred Yew


February 1998 – Tim Hills: This yew had a girth of 27′ in 1820. It has been recorded as both ‘blown down in 1839’ and ‘storm damaged in 1860s’. What remained in 1998 was this 8′ girthed leaning fragment within a containing wall – and a large space to remind us that this was once a formidable tree.
In 2014 the containing wall had gone leaving the tree looking not very different from the other yews of similar girth. The casual onlooker would have no idea that this was regrowth from the stump of a once formidable ancient yew.

Yew trees at Forthampton:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
1119 Forthampton Ancient 4m-5m 461cm at 60cm - view more info
446 Forthampton Notable 244cm not recorded - view more info