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Tree ID: 3116

Yews recorded: Lost

Tree girth: No data

Girth height: not measured

Tree sex: unspecified

Date of visit: 2-Jun-00

Source of earliest mention: 1867: The Botany of Worcestershire-Edwin Lees


In Lees’ account he described that ‘a botanical curiosity existed near Heightington, being a fine young yew-tree, that having originally vegetated as a seedling on a pollard oak, had extended its roots to the ground, and so filled up the hollow cavity of its foster mother. Thus for many years the two trees grew in close proximity, the yew, however, gradually breaking away from, and disrnpturing the yielding bark of the oak, until a fierce hurricane of wind, in 1845, entirely prostrated the yew’.

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Yew trees at Heightington:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
3116 Heightington Images Currently Unavailable Lost No data available - view more info