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Tree ID: 3307

Yews recorded: Ancient 5m-7m

Tree girth: 536cm

Girth height: at the ground

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: 6-Jul-14

Source of earliest mention: 2010: Dawn Harries


Centuries ago, the trunk of this tree would have been cylindrical. After becoming hollow it partially collapsed, leaving a standing section, and a fallen section. This probably sprawled across graves and it was necessary to cut it short. It has recovered from this and now has its own strong upright branches. The most unusual feature of this tree is that a branch from the fallen side joins to a branch from the standing side and these have fused to create an above ground link between the two separated fragments. Note also the tombstone being gradually swallowed up as the yew expands. The date on it appears to be 1919.

Yew trees at Freystrop:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
3307 Freystrop Ancient 5m-7m 536cm at the ground - view more info