Go to map


Tree ID: 540

Yews recorded: Lost

Tree girth: 612cm

Girth height: at 30cm

Tree sex: female

Date of visit: 17-Apr-01

Source of earliest mention: 1995: Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust


April 2001 Tim Hills: I recorded a thickened hollow shell with many pieces of the original tree in evidence. It grew SSW of the church and had girths of 20′ 1” (612cm) at 1′, 17′ 9” (541cm) at 3′ and 18′ 3” (556cm) at 5′. At the entrance to the hollow was a large twisted stem which appeared to be joined to the main tree.
2005: In an act of vandalism the tree was set alight and destroyed. Following advice about its safety, it was cut at about 2 metres from the ground.
2007: I was informed that there was some regeneration to be seen, though in 2014 there was no longer evidence of this. A replacement yew has been planted alongside.
2016 – Paul Wood: The yew shows no sign that it might recover. The replacement yew planted nearby has been cut into the shape of a round ball.

Yew trees at Kerry:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
540 Kerry Lost 612cm at 30cm - view more info
1296 Kerry Ancient 4m-5m 442cm at 60cm - view more info