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Tree ID: 2930

Yews recorded: Lost

Tree girth: No data

Girth height: not measured

Tree sex: unspecified

Date of visit: No data

Source of earliest mention: 1838: Arboretum and Fruticetum


Arboretum and Fruticetum (part III) 1838 recorded that the Glendalough Yew was ‘an immense tree, and shaded from the sun and the storm, not only the ruins of a small church under it, but the greater part of the churchyard. Hayes was informed, on undoubted authority, that on one hot summer’s day, when the tree was in its full beauty, the agent for the Bishop to whom the church belonged, had all its principal limbs and branches cut off close by the trunk and sold. About 40 years afterwards, when Hayes saw it, the trunk was decaying at the heart, and a holly was growing up through one of the fissures’.

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Yew trees at Glendalough:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
2930 Glendalough Images Currently Unavailable Lost No data available - view more info