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Tree ID: 494

Yews recorded: Ancient 5m-7m

Tree girth: 587cm

Girth height: at the ground

Tree sex: female

Date of visit: 2-Aug-99

Source of earliest mention: 1729: Tree recorded as an engraving (1897- John Lowe)


1848 Topographical Dictionary of England (Lewis): ‘In the churchyard is a yew-tree, eighteen feet and a quarter in girth, at the height of four feet from the ground’.
August 1999 – Tim Hills: The yew has in the past been ‘clipped into a fantastic series of circles and balls’ (Lowe 1894). Traces of this can still be seen. The removal or decay of a piece of dead wood will reduce girth by about 2′ (60cm).
May 2008 – Yew verified for Woodland Trust web-site by Steve Waters, Ancient Tree Hunt verifier for Greater London. Girth 6.29m at 1.50m. Number 9141.

Yew trees at Harlington:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
494 Harlington Ancient 5m-7m 587cm at the ground - view more info