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Llandefaelog (Fach)

Tree ID: 41

Yews recorded: Ancient 5m-7m

Tree girth: 668cm

Girth height: at the ground

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: 26-Oct-13

Source of earliest mention: 1833: Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of Wales


1998 – Tim Hills: Tree 1 on the plan grows west of the tower. One of its two hollow spaces was filled with several feet of grass. Girth of 21′ 10” (665cm) at the ground recorded.
2001 – Tim Hills: Tree recovering from recent fire damage.
2013 – Tim Hills: Tree appears to have made a complete recovery. 2016 – Paul Wood: The yew is apparently growing well but ivy growth has accelerated since 2013. There is also much twiggy growth on the east side of the tree. Measured at the ground over a cushion of ivy a girth of 21′ 11” (668cm) was recorded. The tree is hollow with extensive internal growth though a spine of white wood. This fine yew will at some time become a horseshoe shape.

Yew trees at Llandefaelog (Fach):

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
41 Llandefaelog (Fach) Ancient 5m-7m 668cm at the ground - view more info
49 Llandefaelog (Fach) Ancient 5m-7m 518cm at 5cm - view more info
48 Llandefaelog (Fach) Ancient 5m-7m 508cm above limb - view more info
4238 Llandefaelog (Fach) Ancient 4m-5m 457cm at the ground - view more info
4236 Llandefaelog (Fach) Ancient 4m-5m 422cm at 120cm - view more info
4237 Llandefaelog (Fach) Ancient 4m-5m 419cm at 135cm - view more info
47 Llandefaelog (Fach) Ancient 4m-5m 417cm at the ground - view more info