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Tree ID: 3605

Yews recorded: Ancient 4m-5m

Tree girth: No data

Girth height: not measured

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: 29-Sep-11

Source of earliest mention: 1956: The Yew Trees of England - E.W.Swanton


1958 Swanton: ‘The hollow trunk is 13ft in girth at 3ft. There is an aperture 18ins across and within the hollow a stem 10ins in girth joined to the trunk at six and a half feet. There is new growth on the right side of the opening, but not any on the left, nor on the inside stem. Many branches have been cut away, and the diameter of umbrage is only 35ft. There is a tomb (1828) only 2ft from the trunk, and root pruning must have been severe. Here and there on the trunk is spray’.
September 2011 – Tim Hills: Girth of the tree and width of aperture have increased, though measurements could not be taken. It is to be hoped that what is seen in the photos is only temporary, including bags of dry grasses, tools and tons of stonework, including a font. This would appear to be a typical half shell hollow yew, with internal growth. In addition it is one of those rare trees with a single female branch on a male tree.

Yew trees at Hanworth:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
3605 Hanworth Ancient 4m-5m No data available - view more info