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Tree ID: 330

Yews recorded: Lost

Tree girth: No data

Girth height: not measured

Tree sex: unspecified

Date of visit: 26-Feb-99

Source of earliest mention: 1834: Remarks on Forest Scenery, and Other Woodland Views by John Gilpin


An article in The Gardener’s Chronicle of 30th May 1874 described this lost yew as ‘the largest yew referred to by any English writer, said to have been 81 feet in girth’. This figure has been arrived at by misreading its girth of 27 feet as 27 yards. 27×3=81. It was nevertheless a substantial tree.

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Yew trees at Hedsor:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
503 Hedsor Ancient 5m-7m 599cm not recorded - view more info
504 Hedsor Ancient 4m-5m 478cm not recorded - view more info
330 Hedsor Images Currently Unavailable Lost No data available - view more info