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Hope under Dinmore

Tree ID: 1716

Yews recorded: Ancient 4m-5m

Tree girth: 498cm

Girth height: at 100cm

Tree sex: female

Date of visit: 19-Oct-03

Source of earliest mention: 1882: Woolhope Naturalists' Field Club Transactions


In 1882 the Woolhope Society measured the tree with a girth of 12′ 10”. This was presumably at a height of about 5′, which was the traditional place to record a tree at that time.
October 2003 – Tim Hills: A tall columnar yew, its bole dividing into 3 parallel branches above 20’/25′. It appears solid, but the presence of Laetiporus Sulphureus – Chicken of the Woods – suggests decay is taking place within.
The following girths were recorded in 2003: 16′ 2” (493cm) at 2′, 16′ 4” (498cm) at 3′ and 15′ 6” (472cm) at 4′.
2016 – Paul Wood: A strong healthy tree with a couple of small holes and some Chicken of the Woods fungus suggesting that the tree is hollowing. Girth was 16′ 4” (498cm) at 3′. The bole is fluted and slightly twisted, in places small branches had been removed lower down. Foliage was not particularly thick and had a yellow tinge to it, otherwise the tree appeared to be growing well.

Yew trees at Hope under Dinmore:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
1716 Hope under Dinmore Ancient 4m-5m 498cm at 100cm - view more info