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Huntley

Tree ID: 523

Yews recorded: Ancient 5m-7m

Tree girth: 665cm

Girth height: at 30cm

Tree sex: female

Date of visit: 10-Jan-98

Source of earliest mention: 1803: History of the County of Gloucester

Notes:

January 1998 – Tim Hills: A ground cross section would show half a dozen pieces of trunk. These join above head height. Girths recorded were 21′ 10” (665cm) at 1′, 21′ 5” (653cm) at 3′ and 23′ 5” (714cm) at 5′.
2001 – Tim Hills: The tree looked in very poor health with sparse and discoloured foliage.
2008 – Tim Hills: The yew had a full crown of fresh green growth. Girths of 21′ 4” (650cm) at 3′ and 23′ 9” (724cm) at 5′ were recorded.
June 2013 – Peter Norton: One male yew grows close to the church’s northeast corner. It has fragmented into four pieces. The east side is banded by steel hawser to the west side to provide support. The west side has two fragments high in the canopy also banded. Minimum girth was noted as 21′ 1” (643cm) at almost 3′. At 1′ its girth was 21′ 10” (665cm).

Yew trees at Huntley:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
523 Huntley Ancient 5m-7m 665cm at 30cm - view more info