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Tree ID: 4890

Yews recorded: Notable

Tree girth: No data

Girth height: not measured

Tree sex: female

Date of visit: 19-Apr-01

Source of earliest mention: 1970: Brecon Yew Survey


April 2001 – Tim Hills: Tree 3 on the plan. This hollow yew was difficult to assess and impossible to measure because of thick elder surrounding the tree and low twiggy growth on its bole. It appeared that the main stem was loosely joined to nearby scrappy young growth, suggesting that it has been considerably larger in the past.
March 2016 – Paul Wood: This seemed to me a fragment of a once larger yew. Though the ground has been recently levelled and erosion is an ongoing problem in the churchyard, in this instance it has uncovered some small pieces of dead wood now sticking out of the ground and probably remnants of the original tree. In its present form it grows healthily. Measurement was not possible because of a steep drop on the south side of the tree, as well as twiggy growth on the south and west side of the trunk.
With a girth that can only be estimated, the yew is presently classified as notable. Because it displays veteran characteristics it will in the future be classified as V-con (veteran on account of its condition).

Yew trees at Llanbister:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
29 Llanbister Ancient 5m-7m 592cm at the ground - view more info
30 Llanbister Ancient 4m-5m 444cm at 45cm - view more info
4890 Llanbister Notable No data available - view more info