Tree ID: 20
Yews recorded: Ancient 5m-7m
Tree girth: 625cm
Girth height: at 90cm
Tree sex: male
Date of visit: 17-Aug-99
Source of earliest mention: 1849: A Topographical Dictionary of WalesNotes:
August 1999 – Tim Hills: The bole of about 6′ divides into 2 main areas of growth. There are hollows with internal growth. Unable to measure as branches removed from nearby yew were propped around entire bole.
February 2006 – Russell Cleaver – Girth 20′ 6”/6.25m at 3′. Male, two large leaders. Tree rises from a mound SW of church. The base has some prunings stacked against it.
2016 – Paul Wood: The oldest and largest yew has unfortunately become the churchyard dumping ground. About 80% of the wood previously stacked around the tree had gone, only to be replaced by a ton of rubble and soil. Ground level on the east side of the tree is consequently at least 2′ higher than the rest of the ground around the tree. The lower limbs of the yew appear to be cut off as soon as the opportunity arises. Quite noticeable was the redness of the first few feet of the trunk, while above this the bark is much yellower in colour. There is much intertwined dead and live wood and many small internal stems fusing to form at least three larger ones. The tree could not be measured. From a distance its foliage was a light green and almost yellow combination. It did not give the impression of a tree in great health.