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Little Missenden

Tree ID: 3142

Yews recorded: Ancient 4m-5m

Tree girth: 470cm

Girth height: at 10cm

Tree sex: unspecified

Date of visit: 26-Aug-09

Source of earliest mention: 1931: Notes and Queries


Described in 1923 with a girth of 14ft at 2ft from the ground.
In 1988 the tree was recorded by the local cub pack for the Conservation Foundation’s Country Living yew tree campaign. A letter to David Bellamy reported a girth of 17′ at 3′ and 17½’ at 4′. The nature of the trunk suggests that these can only be approximate. A certificate stating an estimated age of 700 years was sent to the church.
In 2009 Owen Johnson described a ‘rather sprouty bole’ and a girth of 15′ 5” ((470cm) at 4′. Ancient Tree Hunt number 35448.

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Yew trees at Little Missenden:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
3142 Little Missenden Images Currently Unavailable Ancient 4m-5m 470cm at 10cm - view more info