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Itchen Abbas

Tree ID: 529

Yews recorded: Ancient 7m+

Tree girth: 777cm

Girth height: at 45cm

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: 18-Apr-99

Source of earliest mention: 1832: Botanic Annual by Robert Mudie


August 1999 – Russell Cleaver: In the shadow of the yew is the grave of the last man to be hanged for horse stealing in England (Ch. Guide) The yew’s main branching is at 4′, bushy growth conceals the short stem. Girth recorded as 25′ 6” (7.77m at 0.45m).
April 1999 Tim Hills: I was concerned that the build up of drying grasses, several feet thick and spread over a considerable area beneath its branches, might affect the yew. The tree could not be measured.
In 2006 this had been dealt with, and the removal of low growth from sections of the tree made its fine bole more visible and it appeared to be flourishing.
Photos taken in 2010 show that grasses from the churchyard are one again being piled up beneath the yew.

Yew trees at Itchen Abbas:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
529 Itchen Abbas Ancient 7m+ 777cm at 45cm - view more info