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Hazlewood Castle

Tree ID: 2947

Yews recorded: Notable

Tree girth: No data

Girth height: not measured

Tree sex: female

Date of visit: 7-Oct-08

Source of earliest mention: 2008: Edwin Pretty


The photo is all we have of this once exceptional female yew, with a total canopy circumference of 96 yards! This includes the natural layering of its branches which have then been clipped to form a hedge. Since only 3 other examples of this are known in the British Isles – at Shugborough, Beaumanor Hall and Armathwaite Hall, a rare piece of botanical history has been destroyed.

Yew trees at Hazlewood Castle:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
2947 Hazlewood Castle Notable No data available - view more info