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Fountains Abbey

Tree ID: 171

Yews recorded: Lost

Tree girth: No data

Girth height: not measured

Tree sex: unspecified

Date of visit: 15-Jun-02

Source of earliest mention: 1658: The Yew-Trees of Britain and Ireland (1897) John Lowe


5 of the yews recorded in 1758 are lost. In the early months of 2010, with the ground clear of vegetation, Edwin Pretty would seem to have discovered the remains of what might well be one of the lost ‘seven sisters’. Seven new trees have been planted in the last 10 years in an attempt to replace the trees that were lost.

Yew trees at Fountains Abbey:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
773 Fountains Abbey Ancient 5m-7m 663cm at 30cm - view more info
774 Fountains Abbey Ancient 4m-5m No data available - view more info
171 Fountains Abbey Lost No data available - view more info