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Habberley - churchyard

Tree ID: 1535

Yews recorded: Ancient 4m-5m

Tree girth: 302cm

Girth height: at 90cm

Tree sex: unspecified

Date of visit: 3-Apr-03

Source of earliest mention: 1875: The Penny Post


April 2003 – Tim Hills: SSE of the church grows this now small girthed yew. Half of the tree has gone, revealing a fine example of an internal stem. Two metal rods were at some stage connected to a circular piece of metal, presumably attempting to hold together the disintegrating side of the tree. From the back of the tree (facing the church) are 3 main branches and numerous smaller, all with thin foliage. Small twiggy and adventitious growth spreads along the branches in most of the tree. A fourth branch faces the road, fed by the internal stem. Holly grows very close to the tree and is probably not helping its struggle for survival. Girth was 9′ 11” at 3′. Photos from 2015 show the tree largely hidden by other vegetation.
Girth of this tree has been much larger in the past and would certainly have exceeded 4m.

Yew trees at Habberley - churchyard:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
1534 Habberley - churchyard Notable 399cm at 120cm - view more info
1535 Habberley - churchyard Ancient 4m-5m 302cm at 90cm - view more info