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Llanbedr ( Ystradyw)

Tree ID: 25

Yews recorded: Ancient 7m+

Tree girth: 767cm

Girth height: at 60cm

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: 8-Jul-00

Source of earliest mention: 1834: Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of Wales


2000 Tim Hills: The largest of the yews grows N of the church. Its massive hollow closes over at about 8′, above which grows an unusually twisted main branch. Some smaller branches which dip to the ground are embedded and provide anchorage. Girth of 24′ 6” (747cm) at 2′ and 25′ 2” (767cm) at 5′ recorded.
2016 – Paul Wood: A fine looking yew that is obviously well looked after. A small amount of soil built up on its NE side could easily be removed. The yew has a full green canopy with a small number of dead branches. Lower limbs have been allowed to reach the ground, and those that are well embedded will provide the tree with extra stability. Only a small amount of ivy on the tree, and the small amount on the ground is seemingly kept at bay as regular visitors create a clear path around the tree. The horse shoe hollow shape was well formed with many internal stems of various sizes. The inside was home to 2 chairs which are now well embedded in the tree’s most recent growth. I measured at 2′ – as recorded in 2000 – and recorded 25′ 2” (767cm), an increase of 8” in 16 years. This is such a fine tree the numbers seem irrelevant!

Yew trees at Llanbedr ( Ystradyw):

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
25 Llanbedr ( Ystradyw) Ancient 7m+ 767cm at 60cm - view more info
27 Llanbedr ( Ystradyw) Ancient 5m-7m 607cm at the ground - view more info
26 Llanbedr ( Ystradyw) Ancient 5m-7m 592cm at 10cm - view more info