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Holcombe Old Church

Tree ID: 941

Yews recorded: Notable

Tree girth: 389cm

Girth height: at 90cm

Tree sex: female

Date of visit: 28-Feb-98

Source of earliest mention: 1994: Gazetteer in The Sacred Yew


February 1998 – Tim Hills: Many substantial lower branches had been removed from this yew, which had a girth of 12′ 9″ (389cm) at 3′.
2011 – Peter Norton: The female yew east of the church had a large branch removed at a height of three feet. Here you can see that the tree is hollow. Girth was 12′ 1” (368cm) at 1′.
September 2016 -Tim Hills: Ivy was beginning to dominate the tree. Girth was 12′ 5” (378cm) at about 3′, just at the top of the cut section. The tree’s girth will diminish further when another decaying section is lost.
With a girth of under 4m the tree is presently classified as notable. Because it displays veteran characteristics it will in the future be classified as V-con (veteran on account of its condition).

Yew trees at Holcombe Old Church:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
941 Holcombe Old Church Notable 389cm at 90cm - view more info