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Tree ID: 531

Yews recorded: Ancient 4m-5m

Tree girth: 490cm

Girth height: at 110cm

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: 28-Sep-98

Source of earliest mention: 1938: The King's England - Arthur Mee


September 1998 – Tim Hills: The tree was a complete circle of growth in the 19th century and the internal stem could only be seen by looking through a gap in the trunk. It is thought that in about the 1950s a section of the tree was removed, revealing the internal stem. This joins to the tree at about 12′. Girth was 15′ 8” (478cm) at 3′ and 15′ 9″ (480cm) at 5′.
2011 – Tim Hills: Girth was 16′ 1” (490cm) at 3′ and 16′ 3” (495cm) at 5′. Girth of the internal stem at 5′ had increased from 3′ 4” in 1998 to 3′ 7” in 2011.
July 2015 – Peter Norton: Girth recorded as 16′ 1” (490cm) at 3′ 6” where two nails mark the height. The internal stem girth was 4′ 2” at 1′.

Yew trees at Kemble:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
531 Kemble Ancient 4m-5m 490cm at 110cm - view more info