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Tree ID: 1838

Yews recorded: Ancient 5m-7m

Tree girth: 544cm

Girth height: at 30cm

Tree sex: female

Date of visit: 28-Jun-04

Source of earliest mention: Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust


June 2004 – Tim Hills: The yew grows NNE of the church. It has a ridged, swelling bole. In one hole it was possible to see some of the original trunk and where it was once sawn off at a height of about 3′. Between a height of 3′ and 7′ it has been much cut back in the past, consequently it is at this height that the tree’s circumference is at its greatest. Above 7′ a not particularly thick main branch develops. Girths recorded were 17′ 10” (544cm) at 1′ and 18′ 6½” (565cm) at 2′.
June 2016 – Paul Wood: It did not appear to me that this yew had been reduced to a 3′ stump at some time in the past to grow back to what we see today, though there is a quite visible line on three sides of the tree at a height of about 2′ 6”. Growth on the tree looks uniform all the way up with quite a bit of fusing of stems and new growth over old dead branches. The fluted bole rises to a height of about 6′ in a uniform circular shape and many of the main branches look quite large and well established, even though trimmed back. There was a suggestion of hollowing a few feet up on the south side of the tree, though the lush green foliage and short twiggy growth hid any chance of closer inspection. The tree’s crown has been kept trained on the north side to keep the main branches away from a barn adjoining the property. A fine looking yew.

Yew trees at Llandefaelog-tre'r-graig:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
1838 Llandefaelog-tre'r-graig Ancient 5m-7m 544cm at 30cm - view more info
1839 Llandefaelog-tre'r-graig Ancient 4m-5m 480cm at 90cm - view more info
1840 Llandefaelog-tre'r-graig Ancient 4m-5m 432cm at 30cm - view more info
4931 Llandefaelog-tre'r-graig Notable No data available - view more info
1810 Llandefaelog-tre'r-graig Images Currently Unavailable Lost No data available - view more info