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Glasgow - Kings Park

Tree ID: 3706

Yews recorded: Notable

Tree girth: No data

Girth height: not measured

Tree sex: unspecified

Date of visit: 9-Oct-21

Source of earliest mention: 2021:Kevin Brown/Orla Sullivan


Here are two separate and clearly planted lines of yews, one comprising 22 trees and the other 66 trees. The row of 22 contains considerably larger and older trees, suggesting an earlier planting date (photos 1 and 2). My hypothesis is that the older East Grove was planted by the Hamiltons during their occupation, and that the second avenue of smaller trees (South Grove) was planted in emulation of these in the early 19th century. The yews in the East Grove are placed in a single line, and interspersed here and there with gigantic trees of other species, notably Scots pine. Girths of the 22 individual trees, measured at varying heights according to the nature of the trunk development, were between 157cm and 400cm. Trees in the South Grove, of which there are 66,(photos 3 and 4) are placed as an avenue, although the space between the rows of trees is less than 300cm. The largest 5 had girths between 167 and 253cm, the smallest 5 between 60 and 81 cm.

Yew trees at Glasgow - Kings Park:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
3706 Glasgow - Kings Park Notable No data available - view more info