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Kings Caple

Tree ID: 1924

Yews recorded: Notable

Tree girth: 396cm

Girth height: at 60cm

Tree sex: female

Date of visit: 30-Sep-04

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


September 2004 – Tim Hills: It has a main central branch and a gash reaching 1′ into an otherwise solid bole. Girth was 13′ 0” (396cm) at 2′.
2017 – Paul Wood: The yew was again measured at 2′, with a girth of 13′ 8” (417cm) recorded, an addition of 8” in 13 years. The tree’s fluted bole rises to a height of about 8′ where a central stem then produces many side branches. It was possibly hollowing. During this visit it was infested with galls, otherwise it appeared healthy with good foliage cover. A small amount of ivy had crept from the ground and into the tree.

Yew trees at Kings Caple:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
1924 Kings Caple Notable 396cm at 60cm - view more info
1923 Kings Caple Notable 356cm at 60cm - view more info