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Linton - Herefordshire

Tree ID: 564

Yews recorded: Ancient 7m+

Tree girth: 907cm

Girth height: at 5cm

Tree sex: female

Date of visit: 2-Feb-98

Source of earliest mention: 1812: John Duncumb


February 1998 – Tim Hills: Of remarkable appearance with massive bulging and a cavernous hollow with a large internal stem. Sadly the tree and its internal stem have been badly damaged by fire. The growth fed by the internal stem was discoloured.
2014 – Peter Norton: The largest yew, female, grows close to the path leading to the north facing porch. It was badly damaged by fire in 1998 and it is still recovering. A fine internal stem can be easily observed through the large basal cavity and this had a girth of 5′ 2” both at the current ground level and at 3′. Secondary wood is flowing over the old white wood on both sides of the cavity that faces the path. The bole swells considerably and exaggerates any girth reading above a few inches, subsequently a measurement was taken at the tree’s minimum girth which comprised of the root crown and the ground. 29′ 9” (907cm) was recorded.

Yew trees at Linton - Herefordshire:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
564 Linton - Herefordshire Ancient 7m+ 907cm at 5cm - view more info
565 Linton - Herefordshire Ancient 5m-7m 582cm at 45cm - view more info