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Tree ID: 3998

Yews recorded: Notable

Tree girth: No data

Girth height: not measured

Tree sex: female

Date of visit: 21-Sep-12

Source of earliest mention: 2012: Peter Norton


Girth of this yew might only be between 8′ and 9′, but is worthy of inclusion because of the way it has been managed. It is the only churchyard yew we know of to have been trained to grow in this manner. Even outside of churchyards examples are rare, such as those at Beaumanor Park and Shugborough. At Greywell the tree is surrounded on the north, west and south up to a distance of 20’/25′ by new growth. Epicormic growth is also noted on all the roots as they snake their way along the top of the ground and then shoot skywards. The entrance into this tree is on the east side, close to a wooden shed. Google Map 51.253552,-0.971813

Yew trees at Greywell:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
3998 Greywell Notable No data available - view more info